Frank Caine

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Frank Caine
Personal information
Full name Francis Albert Caine
Date of birth 28 July 1881
Place of birth Murtoa, Victoria
Date of death 19 January 1930(1930-01-19) (aged 48)
Place of death South Melbourne, Victoria
Original team Minyip
Debut Round 7, 1905, Carlton
v. St Kilda, at Junction Oval
Height/Weight 184cm, 86 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1905-1909
1910-1911
1912-1914
Carlton (VFL)
North Melbourne (VFA)
Essendon (VFL)
80 (147)

22 0(33)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1914 season.
Career highlights
  • 1910 VFA premiership
  • 1910 Association leading goalkicker

Frank Caine (28 July 1881 – 19 January 1930) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.

Caine made his debut for the Carlton Football Club against St Kilda in Round 7 of the 1905 season. He went on to play 80 games and kick 147 goals for the Blues.

In a huge coup for North Melbourne, Caine was poached from Carlton in early 1910 along with ‘Mallee’ Johnson, Fred Jinks, and Charlie Hammond. He helped North to their third VFA premiership in 1910, and also topped the Association's goalkicking standings for that season, kicking a new record of 75 goals (including finals).[1]

In 1912 Caine moved to Essendon, where he played a further 22 games.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Old Boy (25 September 1911). "Association Final – Essendon premiers". The Argus (Melbourne, VIC). p. 5.