Matthew Fell

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Matthew Fell
Personal information
Date of birth 23 August 1875
Date of death 17 March 1957(1957-03-17) (aged 81)
Original team(s) Tungamah
Debut Round 1, 1898, Collingwood
vs. Geelong, at Victoria Park
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1898–1905 Collingwood 116 (21)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1905.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Matthew Fell (23 August 1875 – 17 March 1957)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club during the early years of the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Fell came to Collingwood from the town of Tungamah and made his senior debut in Round One 1898, soon establishing himself in the side as a utility player. He was a ruckman in the 1901 VFL Grand Final loss to Essendon Football Club and a defender in the 1902 and 1903 premierships. From 1903 until the third round of the 1904 VFL season he played in 17 successive wins. Fell's last game of VFL football was the 1905 VFL Grand Final, which Collingwood lost.


  1. ^ "Matthew Fell". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  • Matthew Fell's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.