Lou Armstrong

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Lou Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Lewis Edward Armstrong
Date of birth 8 February 1885
Place of birth Sandhurst, Victoria
Date of death 30 August 1926(1926-08-30) (aged 41)
Place of death Carlton, Victoria
Original team(s) West Melbourne (VFA)
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1908–1914 Essendon 107 (109)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Lewis Edward "Lou" Armstrong (8 February 1885 – 30 August 1926) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Armstrong started his career at West Melbourne and in 1906 was a member of their only Victorian Football Association (VFA) premiership. They merged with North Melbourne in 1907 and in 1908 he joined Essendon. Although built like a rover, he often played as a key position forward. He topped their goalkicking in 1911 with 35 goals and played in their premiership that year as well as the following season. During the 1914 season he transferred to back to the VFA where he played for Essendon Association.