Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Stanley Wootton

Known as
Stan Wootton

28 April 1895

20 March 1962 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 3d
Last game: 28y 140d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Richmond

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 3, 29, 36
Richmond: 26

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1923)

Stan Wootton

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1915, 1920-192241451.1041%0
V/AFL1915, 1920-192347460.9838%0
Total1915, 1920-192347460.9838%0

AFL: 2,166th player to appear, 4,394th most games played, 2,126th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 275th player to appear, 382nd most games played, 163rd most goals kickedRichmond: 235th player to appear, 796th most games played, 759th most goals kicked

Stan Wootton commenced his senior playing career with Leopold before joining South Melbourne in 1915. He played eight VFL games that year followed by another 33 from 1920 to 1922. He kicked a total of 45 goals for South. A wingman and half forward flanker, he rounded off his career with half a dozen games and a goal for Richmond in 1923. Away from football Wootton was an accomplished cricketer, playing as a wicket-keeper.

Author - John Devaney


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