Charlie Ahern

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Charlie Ahern
Personal information
Full name Charles Ahern
Date of birth 25 June 1905
Date of death 1930 (aged 24-25)
Original team Northcote
Height/Weight 180 cm / 79 kg
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929 Collingwood 3 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1929 season.

Charlie Ahern (25 June 1905 – 1930) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Despite having played just two VFL games, in rounds nine and 12 earlier in the year, Ahern was a surprise pick in Collingwood's side for the 1929 Grand Final. They won and Ahern became the least experienced premiership player in the history of the club. It would also be his last appearance as he suffered a broken wrist during the game and died as a result of a subsequent infection.

References[edit]

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