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Key Facts

Full name
Walter Chalmers

Known as
Wally Chalmers

Born
16 September 1890

Died
17 November 1966 (aged 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 232d
Last game: 27y 286d

Senior clubs
Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 7, 2

Wally Chalmers

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1911-1915, 191873110.1558%0
Total1911-1915, 191873110.1558%0

AFL: 1,745th player to appear, 3,206th most games played, 4,709th most goals kickedEssendon: 211th player to appear, 255th most games played, 414th most goals kicked

One of the finest - and smallest - wingmen of his time, Wally Chalmers occupied that position in Essendon’s back to back grand final wins over Collingwood in 1911 and South Melbourne in 1912. In the South game he was one of the best players afield. Tenacious and clever, from 1911 to 1915 and then in 1918 he played 73 VFL games for the Same Old and scored 11 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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