Lew Sharpe

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Lew Sharpe
Personal information
Full name Lewis A. Sharpe
Date of birth 14 July 1906
Date of death 19 March 2001(2001-03-19) (aged 94)
Original team(s) Loch
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926–1927 St Kilda 08 (1)
1929–1930 Footscray 19 (7)
1932 Fitzroy 06 (0)
1934 Essendon 01 (0)
Total 34 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1934.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lewis A. "Lew" Sharpe (14 July 1906 – 19 March 2001) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda, Footscray, Fitzroy and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Sharpe had a much traveled career, which began at Kernot in 1924.[1] He then played with Loch the following year and joined St Kilda during the 1926 season. After a year and a half with St Kilda, he went to Wonthaggi. He resumed in the VFL in 1929 when he played 11 games for Footscray, the most he ever played in a league season.[2] In 1930 he crossed to Blackwood as captain-coach but after a year was back in Melbourne, playing for Fitzroy. He captain-coached Dalyston to a premiership in 1933 and played at Essendon in 1934. Having played just once for Essendon, Sharpe returned to Loch for a season, before going to Archer's Creek as their new captain-coach.[3]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Lew Sharpe
  3. ^ "Sharpe, Lewis A.". Essendon Football Club.