Vin Coutie

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Vin Coutie
Vin Coutie (before 1911).jpg
Personal information
Full name Arthur Vincent Coutie[1]
Date of birth 28 October 1881
Place of birth South Melbourne, Victoria
Date of death 17 June 1951(1951-06-17) (aged 69)
Place of death Sandringham, Victoria
Original team(s) Leopold
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1901–1911 Melbourne 152 (212)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1911.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Arthur Vincent "Vin" Coutie (28 October 1881 – 17 June 1951)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the early 1900s.

A forward, Vin Coutie topped the VFL's goalkicking in 1904 with 39 goals and became the first Melbourne player to achieve this distinction. Coutie was also the leading goalkicker at Melbourne in 1903 and 1908. He twice kicked eight goals in a game in his career, firstly in 1904 against Geelong and again in 1908 against St Kilda.

Coutie was a Victorian interstate representative in 1903 and 1904. He captained Melbourne in 1907 before being given the job again for the 1910 and 1911 seasons.


  1. ^ a b "Former Demon captain dead". The Argus. Melbourne, Victoria. 19 June 1951. p. 9.
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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