Garnet Campbell

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For the Canadian curler, see Garnet Campbell (curler)
Garnet Campbell
Personal information
Full name Garnet H. Campbell
Date of birth 31 July 1903
Date of death 21 January 1981(1981-01-21) (aged 77)
Original team(s) Yarraville
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Position(s) Centre/Wingman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1923–1933 Essendon 157 (51)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1931–1933 Essendon 54 (22–32–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1933.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Garnet Campbell (31 July 1903 – 21 January 1981)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for and coached Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Campbell, noted for his strong disposal skills and pace, was best suited as either a centreman or winger. Essendon won Grand Finals in his first two seasons but he was not a member of their premiership sides, finding it hard to break into the team initially. He was a regular from 1925 onwards and in the 1926 Brownlow Medal count finished as Essendon's highest vote getter and equal fifth overall. Campbell, who represented Victoria at the 1927 Melbourne Carnival, was appointed captain-coach of Essendon in 1931 but his stint and VFL career ended in 1933 when they finished with the wooden spoon. He finished his career as Sandringham's captain-coach.

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  1. ^ "Past Player Profiles - C (Campbell, Garnet)". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)


  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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