Charlie Forbes

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Charlie Forbes
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Forbes in 1899
Personal information
Nickname(s) Tracker
Date of birth 8 May 1865
Date of death 20 June 1922(1922-06-20) (aged 57)
Original team(s) North Park Juniors
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1902 Essendon 52 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1902.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Charlie "Tracker" Forbes (8 May 1865 – 20 June 1922) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Forbes was a successful player for Essendon in the VFA prior to the VFL's foundation. A high marking ruckman, he was a member of the side which won four successive premierships from 1891 and 1894, playing 120 games in 1889-1896.

Forbes was named Player of the Season in 1892 by The Argus.[1]

When he made his VFL debut in 1897, he was already 32, and he played in their premiership team that year. He also played in the 1898 VFL Grand Final, the first ever, but Essendon lost to Fitzroy.


  1. ^ The Argus, 26 September 1892

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