Arthur Rademacher

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Arthur Rademacher
Personal information
Full name George Arthur Rademacher
Date of birth 27 November 1889
Place of birth South Melbourne, Victoria
Date of death 1981
Place of death Ringwood, Victoria
Original team Leopold
Height/Weight 175 cm / 76 kg
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1913–1920
1920–1923
South Melbourne
Hawthorn (VFA)
101 (0)
44 (0)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1933 Hawthorn 4 (1-3-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1933 season.

Arthur Rademacher (27 November 1889 – 1981) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Rademacher, originally from Leopold (a club based in South Melbourne). He played in the side which lost the 1914 Grand Final to Carlton. He was a half back flanker in South Melbourne's 1918 premiership team.

He played the first two games for South Melbourne in 1920, bringing his total to 100 games before accepting an offer from Hawthorn (in the VFA) to step in as coach after Neddy Alley stood down. He played one last game for South before being granted a clearance to be able to play for the club he now coached. He stayed on as captain-coach for the 1921 season before handing over the position to Bill Walton.

Rademacher continued to play with Hawthorn who were competing in the VFA but had retired before Hawthorn moved to the VFL.

He stayed at the club and performed various functions around the club for many years. In 1933 he stepped in again to coach Hawthorn, when appointed coach Fred Phillips died on the eve of the season opener. He coached for four games for the solitary win before the club appointed Bill Twomey to coach for the rest of the season.

References[edit]

  • Arthur Rademacher's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.