Colin Campbell (Australian sportsman)

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For the Collingwood player, see Colin Campbell (footballer, born 1918).
Colin Campbell
Personal information
Full name Colin Mansfield Campbell
Date of birth 13 August 1872
Place of birth Cressy, Tasmania
Date of death 3 April 1907(1907-04-03) (aged 34)
Place of death Winlaton, England
Debut Semi Final, 1897, Essendon
vs. Geelong, at Corio Oval
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1899 Essendon 12 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1899.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Dr Colin Mansfield Campbell (13 August 1872 – 3 April 1907) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and a first-class cricketer, representing Tasmania.

A doctor by profession, Campbell appeared for Essendon in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) during the 1890s and was a member of four premiership sides. He came out of retirement in 1897 to play in the inaugural VFL finals series and was part of the team that was awarded the premiership.

Also in 1897, Campbell represented Tasmania in a first-class cricket match against Victoria at the North Tasmania Cricket Association Ground. He was dismissed in both innings by another debutant in James Giller, for scores of 0 and 17.[1]

Campbell, who was a rover, continued for Essendon the following season and played in the losing Grand Final that year.

He died in 1907 of pneumonia, whilst working and living in Winlaton, England. Whilst in England he played rugby and cricket, scoring over 1000 runs in a season for the Ryton Cricket Club.[2]

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  1. ^ "Tasmania v Victoria 1896/97". CricketArchive. 
  2. ^ "Late Dr. Colin Campbell". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 20 May 1907. p. 5 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 

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