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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Ohlson

Known as
Ted Ohlson

15 October 1886

28 October 1952 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 200d
Last game: 28y 233d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 2

Ted Ohlson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,355th player to appear, 2,278th most games played, 2,594th most goals kickedRichmond: 14th player to appear, 139th most games played, 201st most goals kicked

Ted Ohlson was a stalwart of Richmond's early VFL sides, playing 105 games and kicking 36 goals between 1908 and 1915. Renowned for his hard-hitting style, he captained the club in 1912. In one game during the 1912 season he was persistently booed by Richmond supporters who felt he was playing dead. However, it later emerged that he had broken his shoulder earlier in the game, but in typically brave fashion had elected to (pun intended) shoulder on regardless.

Author - John Devaney


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