Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
George Barker

Known as
George Barker

26 September 1885

15 April 1947 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 246d
Last game: 23y 301d

Senior clubs
Essendon; Richmond; Northcote

Family links
Syd Barker (Brother)

George Barker

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1903-1905, 1907, 190947741.5751%0
V/AFL1903-1907, 1909-191247741.5751%0
Total1903-1907, 1909-191247741.57

AFL: 857th player to appear, 4,389th most games played, 1,445th most goals kickedEssendon: 95th player to appear, 360th most games played, 118th most goals kicked

Regarded as a top forward, George Barker topped Essendon’s goal kicking list in 1905 with 29 goals. He played for the Same Old from 1903 to 1905, crossed to Richmond in the VFA in 1906, and then resumed at Essendon. In total, he played 47 games and scored 74 goals for the Same Old. He finished his playing career with VFA side Northcote where he played from 1910 to 1912.

Author - John Devaney


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