Charlie Foletta

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Charlie Foletta
Personal information
Full name Charles Dominic Foletta
Date of birth 2 October 1875
Place of birth Daylesford
Date of death 30 January 1966(1966-01-30) (aged 90)
Place of death Cheltenham
Original team(s) Brunswick
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1899 Fitzroy 5 (1)
Umpiring career
Years League Role Games
1913–15 VFL Goal umpire 31
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1899 season.

Charles Dominic "Charlie" Foletta (2 October 1875 – 30 January 1966) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A rover, Foletta played at both Fitzroy and Collingwood while they were competing the Victorian Football Association (VFA) before crossing to Brunswick. Foletta then rejoined Fitzroy for the 1899 VFL season and made five appearances mid year but missed out on their finals campaign where they claimed a second premiership.

In the West Australian Football Association, Foletta captain-coached East Fremantle to back to back Grand Final wins in 1902 and 1903. He then performed the same role at Launceston City, resulting in the 1907 and 1908 Northern Tasmanian Football Association premierships.

Having achieved success as a player, the former Fitzroy player returned to the VFL as a goal umpire and officiated in 31 games from 1913 to 1915.


  • Charlie Foletta's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.