Cecil Sandford (footballer)

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Cecil Sandford
Personal information
Full name Cecil Everard Sandford
Date of birth 2 August 1874
Place of birth Lara, Victoria
Date of death 12 October 1946(1946-10-12) (aged 72)
Place of death Heidelberg, Victoria
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1898 Geelong 08 0(1)
1900–1904 St Kilda 43 (12)
Total 51 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1904.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Cecil Everard Sandford (2 August 1874 - 12 October 1946[1]) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was educated at Geelong College.[2]

Sandford spent the 1897 and 1898 seasons at Geelong, but only put together eight games.[3] He was instantly appointed captain of St Kilda, when he joined them in 1901. His stint as captain began well, with the club ending a four-year win-less streak in his first game for the club.[4] After losing the captaincy for the 1901 season, he had a good year, topping St Kilda's goal-kicking, with nine goals. He later served as the ports master of Scotch College.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Argus,"Deaths", 14 October 1946, p. 19
  2. ^ "Head of the River". The Australasian. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 16 May 1936. p. 50 Edition: Metropolitan Edition. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  3. ^ AFL Tables: Cecil Sandford
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  5. ^ The Argus,"St Kilda - The Unpredictable", 30 July 1949, p. 3