Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Lew Massey

Known as
Lew Massey

13 February 1869

18 June 1944 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 28y 105d
Last game: 28y 161d

Senior clubs

Lew Massey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 205th player to appear, 8,623rd most games played, 8,383rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 25th player to appear, 823rd most games played, 819th most goals kicked

A gifted athlete who excelled at school in rowing, sprinting, long jump and high jump amongst other things, Lew Massey crossed from his native Tasmania to Melbourne Football Club at the age of 17, having represented a Southern Tasmanian side against the Redlegs a year earlier. Playing his first VFA game in 1890, Massey was a regular fixture in the Melbourne side until 1897, the inaugural VFL season, during which he played eight games.

Upon hanging up the boots, Massey joined the club's committee.

Author - Andrew Gigacz


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