Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Edward Wade

Known as
Ted Wade

22 December 1884

30 August 1966 (aged 81)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 151d
Last game: 25y 276d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; South Melbourne

Recruited from
Melbourne (1906)

Ted Wade

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1906-19106030.0555%0
V/AFL1904, 1906-19106130.0554%0
Total1904, 1906-19106130.0554%0

AFL: 955th player to appear, 3,679th most games played, 6,916th most goals kickedMelbourne: 129th player to appear, 1,255th most games played, 1,039th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 178th player to appear, 268th most games played, 702nd most goals kicked

In 1903 Ted Wade commenced his senior playing career with Richmond in the VFA for whom his 16 appearances for the season included the grand final loss to North Melbourne. The 1904 season found him at Melbourne, but he found it hard to break into the side and played just once for the year. Two seasons later he embarked on a second stab at VFL football when he joined South Melbourne. Over the course of a five season stint he proved himself an able and highly versatile player. He was a centreman in the 1907 grand final loss to Carlton and played in the back pocket, and was one of the best players afield, when the result was reversed in the 1909 flag decider. From 1906 to 1910 Wade played 60 VFL games for South and booted three goals. After leaving the VFL he took on the role of captain of the Bairnsdale Football Club.

Author - John Devaney


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