Joe Sellwood

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Not to be confused with Joel Selwood.
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 / weight 184 cm / 86 kg
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 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, at 96 years old, he was recognised as the oldest VFL/AFL premiership player and was given honorary induction into the AFL 200 Club, because his career 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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