Len Webster

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Len Webster
Personal information
Full name Len M. Webster
Date of birth 26 December 1906
Date of death 7 October 1985(1985-10-07) (aged 78)
Original team(s) Blackwood Forest / Loch
Height / weight 180 cm / 100 kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1927–1938 Essendon 145 (100)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Len Webster (26 December 1906 – 7 October 1985) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Webster, a fireman by profession, was a ruckman for Blackwood Forest and Loch before joining Essendon.[1]

He had an early setback in 1930 when he required surgery to remove cartilage in his knee but recovered well enough to play 15 of a possible 18 games in 1931.[2]

Essendon appointed him vice-captain in 1935 and the following season he represented Victoria for a second time, having previously played for his state in 1929.[1] He was captain of Essendon for the entire 1938 VFL season.[3]

Despite making 145 appearances for Essendon, Webster never played in a single final.[2]


  1. ^ a b Essendon Football Club official website: Len Webster
  2. ^ a b AFL Tables: Len Webster
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.