Ernie Barber (Australian footballer)

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Ernie Barber
Personal information
Full name Ernest M. Barber
Date of birth (1895-05-30)30 May 1895
Date of death 29 February 1972(1972-02-29) (aged 76)
Original team(s) Williamstown Juniors
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1918–1919 South Melbourne 21 (28)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1919.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Ernest "Ernie" Barber (30 May 1895 – 29 February 1972) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Barber, who played his junior football for Williamstown, was a forward for South Melbourne.[1] He kicked 20 goals in 1918, his debut season, a total bettered by only two teammates that year.[2] In just his 13th league game he played in a premiership, kicking a goal from the forward pocket in the 1918 VFL Grand Final win over Collingwood.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b AFL Tables: Ernie Barber

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