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Key Facts

Full name
Stewart Geddes

Known as
Stewart Geddes

Born
6 March 1879

Died
6 May 1952 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 133d
Last game: 26y 131d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm

Senior clubs
Melbourne; St. Kilda; West Torrens

Recruited from
Melbourne (1905)

Stewart Geddes

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1897-19028180.1047%0
St. KildaV/AFL19051020.2020%0
West TorrensSAFL1908-1912, 1914-191570240.34
V/AFL1897-1902, 190591100.1144%0
SAFL1908-1912, 1914-191570240.34
Total1897-1902, 1905, 1908-1912, 1914-1915161340.21

AFL: 256th player to appear, 2,585th most games played, 4,841st most goals kickedMelbourne: 33rd player to appear, 206th most games played, 462nd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 214th player to appear, 821st most games played, 763rd most goals kicked

Stewart Geddes was already an experienced league footballer when he commenced with West Torrens, as the club's captain, in 1908. Equally effective as a follower or a key position defender, he had been a member in 1897 of Melbourne's inaugural VFL teams, and then gone on to play a total of 81 games for the club over half a dozen seasons, with the highlight coming in 1900 when he helped the side to a premiership. He later played 10 VFL games for St Kilda.

At West Torrens Geddes proved a highly respected leader besides earning a reputation as a forceful, canny and immensely reliable player. Between 1908 and 1912 and in 1914 and 1915 he played 70 SAFL games, kicking 24 goals, plus two matches for South Australia. In addition to skippering Torrens in his debut season with the club he did so in 1909, and was playing coach in 1914 and 1915.

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.