Bert Armstrong

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Bert Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Albert Clarence Armstrong
Date of birth (1890-02-26)26 February 1890
Place of birth Sandhurst, Victoria
Date of death 15 August 1969(1969-08-15) (aged 79)
Place of death Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) North Melbourne (VFA)
Height / weight 175 cm / 72 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1910–1914 Essendon 42 (55)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Albert Clarence "Bert" Armstrong (26 February 1890 – 15 August 1969) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Armstrong, a full-forward, was recruited from North Melbourne, then playing in the Victorian Football Association.[1] He was Essendon's leading goal-kicker in 1910, his first season, with 30 goals. [2] In 1911 he kicked 25 goals, which were enough to finish equal second in the goal-kicking, behind his elder brother Lou Armstrong.[3] He twice kicked six goals in a game for Essendon, against Melbourne in 1910 at the MCG and Collingwood the following year at East Melbourne.[3] Injury kept him out of both Essendon's 1911 and 1912 premiership teams and sciatica problems meant he didn't play at all in 1913.[4] Armstrong crossed to Essendon Association during the 1914 season.[4] He also played for Brighton during his career.[4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Bert Armstrong
  4. ^ a b c "Armstrong, Albert C.". Essendon Football Club official website. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012.