Edward Greeves, Jr.
|Full name||Edward Goderich Greeves, Junior|
|Date of birth||1 November 1903|
|Place of birth||Warragul, Victoria, Australia|
|Date of death||15 April 1963(aged 59)|
|Place of death||Ararat, Victoria, Australia|
|Original team(s)||Geelong College|
|Height/Weight||175 cm / 76 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1933 season.
Edward Goderich "Carji" Greeves, Junior (1 November 1903 – 15 April 1963) was an Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was the winner of the inaugural Brownlow Medal in 1924, for the fairest and best player in the VFL (it is now, since 1990, awarded to the fairest and best player in the Australian Football League).
Greeves played with the Geelong Football Club from 1923–31 and wore jumper number 20.
Best known by the nickname E "Carji" Greeves, he was given the nickname as a baby by a friend of the family, the New South Wales golfer Michael Scott, most likely after he had seen A Country Girl, a popular musical play of the day, which was being performed in Sydney and Melbourne in the months after Greeves' birth in 1903 and featured a character, Carjillo, the Rajah of Bhong  who was an Englishman disguised as an Indian rajah. In the 1860s, Greeves' grandmother Julie (née Anderson) was briefly engaged to Tom Wills, the famed cricketer and pioneer of Australian rules football. Historian Col Hutchinson noted that "If Tom Wills had married Julie, we wouldn't have had Carji Greeves".
Greeves represented Victoria seven times.
Greeves also attended The Geelong College.
- Brownlow Medal, 1924
- Runner-up Brownlow Medal 1925, 1926, 1928
- Geelong premiership player 1925, 1931
- Inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame
- Geelong Team of the Century
- Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 71. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.
- Critchley, Cheryl (12 June 2013). "The mad catter", The Weekly Review. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- AFL site: Australian Football Hall of Fame
- Australian Dictionary of Biography: Greeves, Edward Goderich (Carji) (1903–1963)
|New award||Brownlow Medal
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