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Key Facts

Full name
George Wallace

Known as
George Wallace

Senior clubs
South Adelaide

George Wallace


ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South AdelaideSAFL1905-1915, 1919-1920127
Total1905-1915, 1919-1920127

As an energetically dynamic rover, South Adelaide’s George Wallace was a familiar and extremely popular figure around the club for no fewer than thirteen seasons, during which he tallied 127 senior games. He commenced his career in 1905, and had a pronounced immediate impact. A regular South Australian interstate representative during the early part of his career, his eight state appearances included games at the inaugural Australasian championship series held in Melbourne in 1908. 

Unfortunately for Wallace, South was far and away the weakest team in the competition during his time with them, and only twice, in 1905 and 1915, did they even manage to qualify for the finals. On both occasions they bowed out of premiership contention at the first hurdle. One imagines that George Wallace would have featured consistently strongly in South’s best and fairest voting during his career, but the club did not introduce such an award until three years after his retirement.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion

Footnotes

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