Cyril Gove

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Cyril Gove
Personal information
Full name Cyril Gove
Date of birth 10 January 1890
Date of death 28 August 1973(1973-08-28) (aged 83)
Original team(s) Collegians
Height / weight 168 cm / 55 kg
Position(s) Wingman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1913–15, 1918 Essendon 28 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1918.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Cyril Gove (10 January 1890 – 28 August 1973) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Gove, from St Thomas Grammar School, played his early football for the Collegians.[1] A wiry wingman, he played 16 games in the 1914 VFL season and was chosen to represent the VFL in the Sydney Carnival.

Gove rode the racehorse Menthe into third place in the Springbank Corinthian Handicap, a race for amateur riders,[2] at Moonee Valley Racecourse and then proceeded to travel straight over to the East Melbourne Cricket Ground to play a VFL game against South Melbourne, all on 29 May 1915.[3][4]