Albert Chadwick

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Albert Chadwick
Personal information
Full name Sir Albert Edward Chadwick
Date of birth (1897-11-15)15 November 1897
Date of death 27 October 1983(1983-10-27) (aged 85)
Height/Weight 184 cm / 86 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
141 (45)
17 (8)
158 (53)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
58 (42–15–1)
18 (4–14–0)
76 (46–29–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1929 season.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1929.
Career highlights

Sir Albert Edward "Bert" Chadwick (15 November 1897 – 27 October 1983) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. He was born in Beechworth and educated at Tungamah High School.

During World War II, Chadwick served in the Royal Australian Air Force. He was discharged on 6 July 1945 in the rank of wing commander,[1] having held the acting rank of group captain while serving as the RAAF's Director of Recruiting, a position which he held from 1942.[2]

A tough centre half-back who ran hard and straight, he played the majority of his career with Melbourne Football Club and one season for Hawthorn Football Club. He was runner-up to Edward "Carji" Greeves in the inaugural Brownlow Medal in 1924.

In 1995 Sir Albert Chadwick was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Sir Albert was Chairman of the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Club President 1965–1979 and the Melbourne Football Club President 1950–1962. Highly successful in business, Sir Albert was knighted in 1974.

Career highlights[edit]

Playing career: Games: 158 Goals: 53

  • Melbourne 1920–1928 (141 Games, 45 Goals)
  • Hawthorn 1929 (17 Games, 8 Goals)

Player honors:

  • 2nd Brownlow Medal 1924
  • 3rd Brownlow Medal (equal) 1925
  • Melbourne captain 1924–1927
  • premiership side 1926
  • Melbourne Team of the Century
  • Victorian representative (18 games, 7 goals)

Coaching record:

  • Melbourne 1925–27 (58 games, 42 wins, 15 losses, 1 draw), Premiership 1926
  • Hawthorn 1929 (18 games, 4 wins, 14 losses).


Despite coaching Melbourne's second premiership back in 1926, he was their last surviving premiership coach.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Percy Wilson
Melbourne Football Club Captain
Succeeded by
Ivor Warne-Smith
Preceded by
Gordon Rattray
Coach of the Melbourne Football Club
Succeeded by
Ivor Warne-Smith
Preceded by
William Flintoft
President of the Melbourne Football Club
Succeeded by
Donald Duffy