Ted Wade (Australian footballer)

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Ted Wade
Personal information
Full name C. Edward Wade
Date of birth (1884-12-22)22 December 1884
Date of death 30 August 1966(1966-08-30) (aged 81)
Original team(s) Richmond (VFA)
Height / weight 170 cm / 66 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1904 Melbourne 01 (0)
1906–1910 South Melbourne 60 (3)
Total 61 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1910.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Edward "Ted" Wade (22 December 1884 – 30 August 1966) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Wade played some of his early football with Richmond, then in the Victorian Football Association, but also appeared for Leopold.[1] He started his VFL career at Melbourne and made his league debut in round three of the 1904 VFL season, against Fitzroy at the MCG.[2] It would be his only senior game for Melbourne.[2]

Wade was a regular fixture in the South Melbourne team for four seasons, starting in 1906 when he did not miss a game.[2] The following year he was South Melbourne's centreman in the 1907 VFL Grand Final, which they lost.[2] He also played in the 1909 Grand Final, as a back pocket defender, replacing an injured Bill Dolphin.[3] On this occasion he finished on the winning side, giving South Melbourne their first premiership.

During the 1910 VFL season, Wade left Melbourne to join Bairnsdale Football Club, as club captain.[4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d AFL Tables: Ted Wade
  3. ^ "South Ends Nineteen Year Drought". Australian Football. 
  4. ^ Gippsland Times, "Football – Sale V. Bairnsdale", 9 June 1910, p. 3

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