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Key Facts

Full name
Vincent Coutie

Known as
Vin Coutie

Born
28 October 1881

Died
17 July 1951 (aged 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 237d
Last game: 29y 232d

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Vin Coutie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1901-19111522121.3937%0
Total1901-19111522121.3937%0

AFL: 668th player to appear, 1,232nd most games played, 365th most goals kickedMelbourne: 92nd player to appear, 56th most games played, 21st most goals kicked

Melbourne's Vin Coutie was regarded as one the finest forwards of his day. Pacy, strong overhead and a smooth ball handler he regularly amassed high goal tallies for his time, including 8 on two occasions, against Geelong in 1904 and against St Kilda in 1908. A VFL interstate representative in 1903 and 1904 he skippered Melbourne in 1907 and 1910-11. Between 1901 and 1911 he played 152 VFL games and kicked 212 goals. His tally of 39 goals in 1904 was good enough to top the league list.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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