Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Albert Ernst Victor Hartkopf

Known as
Bert Hartkopf

28 December 1889

Place of birth
Fitzroy North, VIC (3068)

20 May 1968 (aged 78)

Place of death
Kew, VIC (3101)


Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 163d
Last game: 24y 216d

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
University: 26

State of origin

Bert Hartkopf

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
UniversityV/AFL1908-1911, 191448871.8138%0
Total1908-1911, 191448871.8138%0

AFL: 1,403rd player to appear, 4,390th most games played, 1,248th most goals kickedUniversity: 26th player to appear, 12th most games played, 2nd most goals kicked

Although his VFL career was comparatively brief Bert Hartkopf was a stand-out performer for University during the club’s first few seasons in the League. A forward, he marked well, and could kick both long and accurately, in particular when using the place kick. He played 48 games and kicked 87 goals for the Students from 1908 to 1911 and in 1914. He was the club’s leading goal kicker in 1909-10-11, with a best tally of 30 goals in 1910.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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