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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Stevenson

Known as
Ted Stevenson

Born
11 April 1901

Died
19 July 1977 (aged 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 46d
Last game: 28y 142d

Height and weight
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 57 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 15

Ted Stevenson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1922-1929105300.2958%4
Total1922-1929105300.2958%4

AFL: 2,732nd player to appear, 2,280th most games played, 2,935th most goals kickedGeelong: 292nd player to appear, 161st most games played, 224th most goals kicked

One of the smallest men ever to represent Geelong, and indeed, at just 166 cm and 57 kg, among the most diminutive ever to play top level football anywhere, Edward Stevenson was nevertheless a tenacious and highly effective footballer. Originally from Chilwell, he made his senior VFL debut in 1922, and went on to play a total of 105 games, and kick 30 goals, over eight seasons.

Extremely quick, both in terms of movement and of thought, Stevenson was a proficient ball-winner, and his disposal skills were excellent. He played most of his football for the Cats on a wing, and was nicknamed 'Wingy' as a consequence. He was on a wing when Geelong clinched its first ever VFL premiership by beating Collingwood in the 1925 Challenge Final. Stevenson also occasionally played on the forward lines, and was an accurate kick for goal.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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