7 December 1898
27 June 1968 (aged 69)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 226d
Last game: 30y 197d
Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 72 kg
Geelong: 14, 25
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A durable, clever and often spectacular key position forward, Lloyd Hagger was particularly renowned for his ability to kick goals from almost any angle, with either foot. He was also known to have a penchant for talking incessantly on the field.
Hagger made his Geelong debut in 1917 after being spotted playing for Barwon Thirds by Bert Rankin. He played just five games in his debut season, but from 1918 he was a virtual ever-present until he retired, after a total of 174 VFL appearances, midway through the 1929 season.
Carved out of the same mould as Gary Ablett senior, Lloyd Hagger thought nothing of hurling himself headlong over the top of a pack in a - frequently successful - bid to mark the ball. He was at full forward in Geelong's 1925 premiership-winning side, booting two goals, and he topped the VFL goal kicking list the same year. He was the Cats' leading goal kicker on four occasions.
A regular interstate player (12 games), he represented the VFL at the 1921 Perth and 1924 Hobart carnivals.
Author - John Devaney