Ted Kinnear

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Ted Kinnear
Ted Kinnear.jpg
Kinnear in 1901
Personal information
Full name Edward Hore Kinnear
Date of birth 27 October 1874
Place of birth Essendon, Victoria
Date of death 3 March 1965(1965-03-03) (aged 90)
Place of death Essendon, Victoria
Original team(s) Essendon District
Position(s) Follower, forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1895–1896 Essendon (VFA) 035 0(8)
1897–1903 Essendon 108 (31)
Total 143 (39)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Edward Hore Kinnear (27 October 1874 – 3 March 1965) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Kinnear was part of Essendon's inaugural VFL team in 1897 and finished the year as a premiership player – he was also the last survivor from that team. He was used as a full-forward in 1901 and kicked 16 goals, including five in a win over Carlton. Kinnear was a member of the Essendon premiership team that season.

In all he appeared in ten finals, with losing grand finals in 1898 and 1902. Also a follower, Kinnear became the first Essendon player to reach 100 VFL games during the 1902 season.

He later served as the Mayor of Essendon, in 1919 and 1920.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 483. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.