Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Les Fairbairn

Known as
Les Fairbairn

25 April 1889

20 April 1964 (aged 74)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 31d
Last game: 25y 133d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 7, 2

Les Fairbairn

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1906, 1910-191468200.2953%0
Total1906, 1910-191468200.2953%0

AFL: 1,154th player to appear, 3,400th most games played, 3,605th most goals kickedGeelong: 137th player to appear, 257th most games played, 284th most goals kicked

Geelong’s Les Fairbairn was a constructive, skilful and tireless ruckman who stood out in what was a dismal period for the club. Boasting a fair amount of pace, he loved running with the ball, and almost invariably used it effectively. Strong overhead, he was also an accomplished exponent of the place kick. His VFL career with Geelong comprised 68 games played in 1906 and from 1910 to 1914.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holesby & Jim Main; Cats' Tales by Col Hutchinson


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.