Arthur Edwards (footballer)


Arthur Edwards (footballer)

Infobox afl player | firstname = Arthur
lastname = Edwards




birthdate = birth date|1934|6|4|df=y
birthplace =
originalteam =
heightweight = 185cm / 79.5kg
dead = alive
deathdate =
deathplace = Victoria, Australia
debutdate = Round 7, 9 June 1951
debutteam = Footscray
debutopponent = South Melbourne
debutstadium = Lake Oval
playingteams = Footscray (1951-1960)

120 games, 26 goals
coach = notcoach
coachingteams =
statsend = 2005
careerhighlights =

*Footscray premiership side 1954

Arthur Edwards (4 June 1934—May 2006) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.

Debuting in 1951 with the Footscray Football Club soon after he turned 17, Edwards stood at 185cm tall and was a fine ruckman in a period when the club had such tall men as Dave Bryden.

Noted for his ruckwork and strong marking skills, Edwards rested in the backline. His career highlight was playing in the Bulldogs' 1954 premiership side.

Edwards died in May, 2006. His father in law Frank (Dolly) Aked, Arthur's son Allan Edwards and two grandsons currently playing Jake Edwards (Carlton) and Shane O'Bree (Collingwood) making 4 consecutive generations of the Family playing at the elite level of A.F.L/V.F.L Football. Quite possibly the only family in 150 years of the game ever achieving that honour.


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