Arthur Leach

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Arthur Leach
Arthur Leach 1902.jpg
Leach in 1902
Personal information
Date of birth 2 March 1876
Date of death 1 October 1948(1948-10-01) (aged 72)
Original team(s) Boroondara
Debut Round 9, 1897, Essendon
vs. Collingwood, at Victoria Park
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897 Essendon 004 0(2)
1898–1908 Collingwood 173 (92)
Total 177 (94)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1908.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Arthur T. Leach (2 March 1876 – 1 October 1948) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and Collingwood during the early years of the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Leach was used either on the ball or up forward and made his debut for Essendon in the inaugural league season of 1897. He managed just four games that year and in 1898 crossed to Collingwood where he would spend the next 11 seasons. Leach played in a total of four Grand Finals, for premierships in 1902 and 1903. He captained Collingwood for part of the 1906 season and for all of 1907.

His younger brothers Fred and Ted played beside Arthur in Collingwood's 1902 premiership campaign.