Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
George Buxton Bower

Known as
George Bower

18 June 1884

5 February 1964 (aged 79)


Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 317d
Last game: 29y 318d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 3

Family links
Harold Bower (Brother)

George Bower

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1909-191475110.1569%0

AFL: 1,462nd player to appear, 3,135th most games played, 4,706th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 216th player to appear, 204th most games played, 446th most goals kicked

Slick, dashing and talented, George Bower played 75 VFL games for South Melbourne between 1909 and 1914. In his debut season he was in the centre as South overcame Carlton by two points in the Challenge Final, thereby ending the Blues' hopes of a fourth successive premiership, and giving the Southerners their first flag at league level.

Author - John Devaney


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