Lloyd Hagger

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Lloyd Hagger
Personal information
Date of birth 7 December 1898
Date of death 27 June 1968(1968-06-27) (aged 69)
Original team Barwon
Height/Weight 183 cm / 72 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1917–1929 Geelong 174 (389)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1924 Geelong 16 (8-8-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1929 season.
Career highlights

Lloyd Hagger (7 December 1898 – 27 June 1968)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from 1917 to 1929.

Recruited from Barwon in the Geelong & District Football Association, Hagger played as a key position forward and was known for his high marking and ability to kick goals from difficult angles. Named captain-coach of Geelong in 1924, Hagger was captain for only one season, handing the job over to Cliff Rankin. In 1925 Geelong won the premiership and Hagger was the League's leading goalkicker, with 78 for the season. He also regularly played for Victoria in interstate matches.[2] At the 1924 Hobart Carnival, Hagger, playing for Victoria against Western Australia, kicked seven goals in Victoria's eight point win. Late in the match Hagger was momentarily knocked out but recovered in time to refuse to leave the ground after a stretcher had been called.[3]

He joined Hampden Football League club Camperdown as captain-coach in 1933.[4]

Hagger had a reputation for being very talkative during gameplay. He also worked as a cartoonist for The Sun News-Pictorial.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lloyd Hagger - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Main, Jim; Holmesby, Russell (1992). The Encyclopedia of League Footballers. Melbourne, Victoria: Wilkinson Books. p. 41. ISBN 1-86337-085-4.
  3. ^ "WEST AUSTRALIA v. VICTORIA.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 11 August 1924. p. 5. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Now For Football.". Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954) (Vic.: National Library of Australia). 20 April 1933. p. 7. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bert Rankin
Captain of Geelong
1924
Succeeded by
Cliff Rankin