Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Walter Chalmers

Known as
Wally Chalmers

16 September 1890

17 November 1966 (aged 76)

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

Senior clubs

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, 3,210th most games played, 4,713th most goals kickedEssendon: 211th player to appear, 255th most games played, 415th 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


Full Points Publications


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