Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Samuel Snell

Known as
Sam Snell

8 May 1911

26 June 2002 (aged 91)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 15d
Last game: 34y 116d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 31, 3

Sam Snell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1936-1940, 1944-194593210.2343%12.604.8015
Total1936-1940, 1944-194593210.2343%12.604.8015

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,381st player to appear, 2,534th most games played, 3,527th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 720th player to appear, 144th most games played, 286th most goals kicked

Sam Snell joined St Kilda from Barooga and quickly developed into a useful key defender manifesting considerable purpose and skill. From 1936 to 1941 and in 1944-5 he played 93 VFL games and booted 21 goals. All the goals came in his final season, when he spent a fair amount of time up forward. He was the club’s joint top goal kicker for the year. For most of 1941 and the whole of 1942-3 his work as a police constable precluded his playing league football.

Author - John Devaney


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