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Key Facts

Full name
Arthur Sowden

Known as
Arthur Sowden

Born
6 April 1878

Died
24 December 1954 (aged 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 37d
Last game: 28y 148d

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Arthur Sowden

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1899-1906117130.1138%0
Total1899-1906117130.1138%0

AFL: 452nd player to appear, 1,921st most games played, 4,403rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 65th player to appear, 129th most games played, 371st most goals kicked

Arthur Sowden was a dashing, clever, smooth ball handling wingman who got better the longer his career went on. He played a total of 117 VFL games for Melbourne between 1899 and 1906, with his tally of just 13 goals indicative of the 'stay at home' nature of the typical wingman's role at the time. Sowden captained Melbourne in his final league season, and represented the VFL against South Australia in 1902.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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