Ernie Barber (Australian footballer)

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Ernie Barber
Personal information
Full name Ernest M. Barber
Date of birth 30 May 1895
Original team Williamstown Juniors
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1918-1919 South Melbourne 21 (28)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1919 season.

Ernest "Ernie" Barber (born 30 May 1895) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Barber, who played his junior football for Williamstown, was a forward for South Melbourne.[1] He kicked 20 goals in 1918, his debut season, a total bettered by only two teammates that year.[2] In just his 13th league game he played in a premiership, kicking a goal from the forward pocket in the 1918 VFL Grand Final win over Collingwood.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b AFL Tables: Ernie Barber