Joe Sellwood

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Joe Sellwood
Personal information
Full name Joe Selwood
Date of birth 24 January 1911
Place of birth New Zealand
Date of death 18 October 2007(2007-10-18) (aged 96)
Place of death Belmont, Victoria
Original team(s) Wunghnu Football Club
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930–1941; 1944–1945 Geelong 180 (97)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1945.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Joe Sellwood (24 January 1911 – 18 October 2007) was a New Zealand born[1] Australian rules football player, playing 181 games (180 club, 1 representative) from 1930–1945.

Sellwood, recruited from Wunghnu Football Club was part of the Geelong Football Club 1937 premiership team.[2]

Prior to his death in 2007 (aged 96), he was recognised as the oldest VFL/AFL premiership player and was given honorary induction into the AFL 200 Club, because his career allegedly suffered significant interruption during World War II, preventing him from reaching 200 games.[3] He died on 18 October 2007[2][4] at a nursing home in Belmont, Victoria. He is survived by his four daughters Lesley, Margaret, Joan and Judith, 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Joe's interests included playing the piano accordion, keyboard, watching football (particularly the Cats) and being with his family.[3]


  1. ^ "Joe Sellwood (Geelong)". Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Anderson, Jon (2007-10-20). "Sellwood mourned". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b Green, Brad (2007-10-19). "Cats bid farewell to Joe Sellwood". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Oldest VFL/AFL premiership player dies". 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 


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