Archie Sykes

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Archie Sykes
Personal information
Full name Archibald Sykes
Date of birth (1866-09-24)24 September 1866
Place of birth Geelong, Victoria
Date of death 26 August 1957(1957-08-26) (aged 90)
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Geelong West
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1886-1888 Geelong (VFA) 36 (13)
1889-1890, 1892-1896 Essendon (VFA) 85 (39)
1891 Fremantle (WAFA 1886-1899) 9 (?)
1897 Essendon 11 (1)
Total 141 (53)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1897.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Archibald J. Sykes (24 September 1866 – 26 August 1957) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL), and was involved in the club's 1897 premiership win.[1]

Sykes played for Essendon for seven years in the then VFA in 1889–1890 and 1892-1896, and in 1891, he played for Fremantle in Western Australia. Sykes was involved in three Essendon VFA premierships in 1892-1894. After Essendon joined the new Victorian Football League, Sykes played with the Bombers for one season (1897) where they won the premiership, the fourth of his career, before retiring at the end of 1897. Sykes also represented Victoria in 1893.[1]


External links[edit]

Archie Sykes's playing statistics from AFL Tables