George Heinz

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George Heinz
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Personal information
Full name George Victor Heinz
Date of birth 8 October 1891
Place of birth Ballarat, Victoria
Date of death 3 October 1966(1966-10-03) (aged 74)
Place of death Mount Eliza, Victoria
Original team Geelong College
Debut Round 1, 1910, Geelong
v. Melbourne, at MCG
Height/Weight 169 cm / 73 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1910–1914
1919–1925
1927
Total -
Geelong
Melbourne
St Kilda
087 0(71)
106 0(97)
001 00(1)
194 (169)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1919
1927
Total -
Melbourne
St Kilda
16 (0-16-0)
18 (8-10-0)
34 (8-26-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1927 season.

George Heinz (born 8 October 1891 - 3 October 1966) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong, Melbourne and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was born George Heinz but later in his career chose to be known as George Haines due to the bad feeling the country had towards Germany in the World War I climate.

Heinz played as a rover and made his debut in 1910 for his local club Geelong. The following season he was representing Victoria at the Adelaide Carnival. He played his last game for Geelong in 1914 before joining the AIF and missing the next four seasons due to war commitments.

When he returned in 1919 it was with Melbourne and he was named as captain-coach. The club didn't win a game all season and he lost his coaching job, although he remained captain for 1920.

In 1927 he was appointed non playing coach of St Kilda but played and captained them once when they were a player short.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jack McKenzie
Melbourne Football Club Captain
1916–1920
Succeeded by
Percy Wilson
Preceded by
Jack McKenzie
Coach of the Melbourne Football Club
1916–1919
Succeeded by
Gerald Brosnan
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Roy Park
Melbourne Football Club Leading Goalkicker
1919
Succeeded by
Harry Harker