Ken Aitken

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Ken Aitken
Personal information
Full name Ken Aitken
Date of birth 25 June 1928
Date of death 3 June 2008(2008-06-03) (aged 79)
Original team(s) South Merlynston[1]
Height / weight 183 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1948–1951 Carlton 14 (0)
1952 Collingwood 17 (1)
Total 31 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1952.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Ken Aitken (25 June 1928 – 3 June 2008)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Aitken never played more than nine games in a seasons for the seniors but was a member of Carlton's 1951 premiership team in the league seconds.[3] He joined Collingood the following year and was a reserve in the 1952 VFL Grand Final, which they lost.[3]

He was dropped from Collingwood's list in the pre-season and signed with the Coburg Football Club.[4] After retiring he was coach of the Carlton Under-19s side for four years, from 1956 to 1959


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ "Ken Aitken". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Ken Aitken
  4. ^ The Age,"Coburg has worry", 4 August 1954, p. 22