Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Arthur Dickens

Known as
Arthur Dickens

19 June 1903

25 May 1996 (aged 92)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 320d
Last game: 29y 76d

Height and weight
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 65 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 14, 17
Melbourne: 9

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1932)

Arthur Dickens

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1923-1926, 1930-193164240.3844%1
V/AFL1923-1926, 1930-193277310.4042%24.006.007
Total1923-1926, 1930-193277310.4042%24.006.007

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 2,778th player to appear, 3,120th most games played, 2,885th most goals kickedFitzroy: 296th player to appear, 188th most games played, 190th most goals kickedMelbourne: 491st player to appear, 711th most games played, 506th most goals kicked

Arch Dickens played initially for Preston, which was not in the VFA at the time, before joining Fitzroy in 1923. Although never an automatic choice for the seniors he managed to play 64 VFL games and score 24 goals for the club over eight seasons. In the 1923 challenge final loss to Essendon he lined up on a wing, although he could also play in other positions, notably half forward. He finished his career in 1932 at Melbourne for whom he played 13 games and kicked seven goals.

Author - John Devaney


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