Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Victor Chanter

Known as
Vic Chanter

26 January 1921

5 November 2010 (aged 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 119d
Last game: 31y 238d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 24

Recruited from
Melbourne (1946)

Family links
Fred Chanter (Father)

Vic Chanter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,573rd player to appear, 2,155th most games played, 11,544th most goals kickedFitzroy: 626th player to appear, 93rd most games played, 1,021st most goals kicked

A full back of the old school, Vic Chanter was tough, ruthless and relentless, caring little if he finished a match with no disposals to his name as long as his opponent did likewise. Chanter actually began his time with Melbourne, prior to World War II, but never played a senior game. He did, however, play in the Fuchsias' 1939 reserves premiership side. In 1946, Vic Chanter resumed his football career, this time with Fitzroy, for whom he would play 108 VFL games over the course of the next seven seasons without registering a single goal. The quintessential player 'the fans love to hate', he once had a bottle thrown at him during the course of a game and, true to his image, made as if to hurl it back at the offender. A 'Big V' interstate representative, Chanter won Fitzroy's 1951 best and fairest award.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy Publications


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