Les Woodford

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Les Woodford
Personal information
Full name Leslie Victor Woodford
Date of birth 11 May 1897
Place of birth Hawthorn, Victoria
Date of death 23 May 1965(1965-05-23) (aged 68)
Place of death Camberwell, Victoria
Original team(s) Camberwell
Height / weight 173 cm / 74 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925 Hawthorn 13 (20)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1925.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Les Woodford (11 May 1897 – 23 May 1965) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Originally from Camberwell,[1] Woodford played for Hawthorn in their inaugural VFL season in 1925.[2] He was the first Hawthorn player to kick five goals in a game, doing so in their round three loss to Collingwood.[3] By the end of the year he had kicked 20 goals, which was enough to top their goal-kicking.[3]

The next season, he returned to Camberwell.[4]


  1. ^ "FOOTBALL.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 30 April 1925. p. 15. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Les Woodford
  4. ^ The Argus,"Football: Movements of Players", 21 April 1926, p. 16