George Moodie

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George Moodie
George Moodie 1904.jpg
Personal information
Full name George Birrell Moodie
Date of birth (1872-10-22)22 October 1872
Place of birth South Melbourne, Victoria
Date of death 4 June 1954(1954-06-04) (aged 81)
Place of death Northcote, Victoria
Original team(s) Brighton
Position(s) Ruck shepherd
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1894–1896 Melbourne (VFA) 050 0(9)
1897–1905 Melbourne 134 (29)
Total 184 (38)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1905.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

George Birrell Moodie (22 October 1872 – 4 June 1954) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club in the early years of the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A strongly built yet durable ruck shepherd, Moodie played alongside champions Fred McGinis and Vic Cumberland. He started out at Melbourne in their Victorian Football Association days and then played in their first nine VFL seasons. Moodie was a three time Victorian interstate representative and a member of Melbourne's 1900 premiership team.[1]

In early 1916, at the age of 43, he enlisted to serve in World War I[2] but did not see active service.[3]


  1. ^ Main, Jim; Holmesby, Russell (1992). The Encyclopedia of League Footballers. Melbourne, Victoria: Wilkinson Books. p. 305. ISBN 1-86337-085-4.
  2. ^ "THE WAR AND FOOTBALL.". The Argus. Victoria, Australia. 31 January 1916. p. 8. 
  3. ^ "Discovering Anzacs: George Burrell Moodie". National Archives of Australia. 

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