|Full name||Charles Sutton|
|Date of birth||3 April 1924|
|Date of death||5 June 2012(aged 88)|
|Original team(s)||Spotswood Citizens|
|Height||169 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1956.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1968.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Although he served the club for many years as coach and committee man, he is perhaps best known for captaining the Bulldogs to their first VFL premiership in 1954.
Recruited from Spotswood, Sutton was a tough, nuggety footballer who embodied the club's fighting spirit. He played as a rover and half forward, but it was as a back pocket player that he made his name. In 1950, he finished equal third in the Brownlow Medal count and won the Con Weickhardt Trophy (as it was then known) as the Bulldogs' best and fairest player that season.
After his retirement as a player, Sutton coached Footscray from 1956 until 9 July 1957, when he was unceremoniously dismissed and replaced by Ted Whitten. Sutton later returned to coach Footscray in 1967 (replacing Ted Whitten) and 1968 (after which he resigned having decided that the ever-increasing demands of coaching clashed far too much with his business of running a hotel at Yarraville).
- "Charlie Sutton Footscray's Best". The Age (29,757). Victoria, Australia. 11 September 1950. p. 12. Retrieved 23 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- Sheahan, Michael (30 August 1978). "Collinson quits Dogs". The Age. p. 30. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- Blake, Martin (5 June 2012). "Bulldogs legend Charlie Sutton dies". The Age. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0
- Ross, J. (ed), The Australian Football Hall of Fame, HarperCollinsPublishers, (Pymble), 1999. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X
- "AFL: Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 3 October 2009.
- Charlie Sutton's statistics from AFL Tables
- "Full Points Footy Biography: Charlie Sutton". Archived from the original on 14 May 2011.
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