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Key Facts

Full name
George Angus

Known as
George Angus

Born
15 April 1875

Died
16 November 1917 (aged 42)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 27y 55d
Last game: 36y 133d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 1

Family links
Les Angus (Son)Geoff Angus (Grandson)

George Angus

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1902-1911157650.4169%0
Total1902-1911157650.4169%0

AFL: 758th player to appear, 1,144th most games played, 1,624th most goals kickedCollingwood: 83rd player to appear, 81st most games played, 127th most goals kicked

“My opinion at the start was that we would win” said George Angus, the Collingwood captain, on Saturday evening. “1 thought, however, that we would be pretty hard pressed. We are entitled to the feeling of satisfaction, apart from that inspired by having won the premiership - we have beaten the side that won the first round. Had Carlton won they would have fully deserved the victory, for they have suffered many reverses which severely handicapped them. Nobody could have felt more sorry for them in their troubles than I have."¹

George Angus made his VFL debut with Collingwood in 1902, aged twenty-seven. Immediately prior to that he had been fighting in the Boer War. Despite his late start, he enjoyed an illustrious career, playing in the Magpies' premiership teams of 1902, 1903 and 1910, and captain-coaching the side in 1910 and 1911. In 1909 he was club coach but Bob Nash retained the captaincy. Angus spent ten seasons with Collingwood, playing a total of 157 VFL games, and kicking 64 goals. He crossed to Williamstown in the VFA as captain-coach in 1912 but was unable to get his side into the finals.

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

1. “The Herald`, 3/10/1910, page 5. Collingwood defeated Carlton in the match to which this quote refers, the 1910 challenge final, with scores of 9.7 to 6.11.

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

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