George Stuckey

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George Stuckey
Personal information
Full name George Stuckey
Date of birth (1871-07-06)6 July 1871
Place of birth Walhalla, Victoria
Date of death 15 March 1932(1932-03-15) (aged 60)
Place of death North Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) Essendon Association (VFA)
Position(s) Wing, half back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1902 Essendon 71 (4)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1899–1900 Victoria
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1902.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1900.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

George Stuckey (6 July 1871 – 15 March 1932) was an Australian rules footballer who played with and captained the Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Stuckey played as both a wingman and half back during his career and was the first captain of the VFL team Essendon. By leading his side to the premiership in 1897, the inaugural VFL season, he thus became the first VFL premiership captain. He remained captain until the end of the 1900 season and was a premiership player again in 1901. During his career he represented Victoria at interstate football.

A talented sportsman, in addition to his football career, Stuckey also played first class cricket for Victoria and, in 1897 (the year he captained Essendon to its first VFL premiership) he won the 130-yard Stawell Gift, in 12.2 seconds, off a handicap of 12 yards. His brother, Harry, was also a prominent cricket player for Victoria.

In 2010 Stuckey was inducted into the Essendon Hall of Fame.

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