Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Percy Ellin

Known as
Percy Ellin

21 June 1884

14 December 1959 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 333d
Last game: 26y 11d

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Richmond

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1910)

Percy Ellin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1905-191070190.2736%0

AFL: 1,050th player to appear, 3,287th most games played, 3,697th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 222nd player to appear, 209th most games played, 309th most goals kickedRichmond: 72nd player to appear, 1,097th most games played, 889th most goals kicked

Percy Ellin was a long kicking wingman and half back flanker who also occasionally played at full back. He was once credited with a place kick of 78 yards (68.75 metres). He commenced his senior football career with East Brighton where he played in 1903-4 before being recruited by St Kilda. He was an important player for the Saints in 70 VFL games from 1905 to 1910, in which he bagged 19 goals. After four rounds of the 1910 season he crossed to Richmond but only made a single appearance before leaving the VFL scene behind. From 1912 to 1915 he rounded off his career with 49 VFA games and 22 goals for Prahran.

Author - John Devaney


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