Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Edward Rowell

Known as
Ted Rowell

15 June 1876

21 July 1965 (aged 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 323d
Last game: 39y 95d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 17, 16, 18, 22, 20, 19

Ted Rowell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1901-1903, 1906-19151891750.9365%0
Total1897-1903, 1906-19151891750.93

AFL: 628th player to appear, 733rd most games played, 493rd most goals kickedCollingwood: 70th player to appear, 41st most games played, 37th most goals kicked

One of the greatest ever West Australian goldfields-born footballers, Rowell played 189 VFL games for Collingwood including three winning grand finals. A member of Hannans' 1897 premiership team, he topped the VFL's goal kicking list five seasons later with 33 goals. He spent the 1904 season back home on the goldfields with Kalgoorlie Railways before resuming his VFL career at Victoria Park.

Author - John Devaney


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