Clarrie Vontom

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Clarrie Vontom
Personal information
Full name Clarence Herbert Vontom
Date of birth 10 June 1914
Date of death 14 October 2000(2000-10-14) (aged 86)[1]
Original team(s) Collegians
Height / weight 171 cm / 71 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1939–1945 St Kilda 86 (78)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Clarence Herbert "Clarrie" Vontom (10 June 1914 – 14 October 2000) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Vontom was educated at Wesley College and captained Collegians in the Victorian Amateur Football Association.[2] A rover, he was already 24 when he began his VFL career.[3] In 1939, his first season at St Kilda, Vontom spent much of his time in the forward pocket and was his club's third leading goal-kicker with 28 goals.[3] When Frank Kelly was called away on war service, early in the 1944 season, Vontom took over as captain and remained in charge the following year.[4][5] He didn't play senior football in 1946, then made his way to Brighton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary in the Herald Sun, 17 October 2000
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Clarrie Vontom
  4. ^ The Argus,"St Kilda Loses Captain", 20 May 1944, p. 6
  5. ^ "Clarrie Vontom - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 

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