Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Arthur Sowden

Known as
Arthur Sowden

6 April 1878

24 December 1954 (aged 76)

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

Senior clubs

Arthur Sowden

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 452nd player to appear, 1,956th most games played, 4,454th most goals kickedMelbourne: 65th player to appear, 130th most games played, 375th 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


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