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Vin Coutie

Image DOB: 28 October 1881
Died: 17 June 1951

Debut: Round 1, 1901 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval
Last Game: Round 9, 1911 against Carlton at MCG

From: Leopold

Honours
Victoria state player - 1903, 1904
Captain - 1907, 1910 - 1911
Leading Goalkicker - 1903, 1904 and 1908
150 Heroes selection
Life Member - 1945

Games: 152
Goals: 212
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
5629436.84

Coming to the club just after they had surprisingly won the 1900 premiership, Coutie was one of the VFL's finest forwards in an era when the Fuschias never once finished in the top four.

Coutie represented Victoria in 1903 and again in 1904 when he topped the league goalkicking. That year he kicked the then massive eight goals in a game against Geelong.

Vice-Captain in 1905 he was promoted to captain in 1907. He moved to Euroa the next year but continued to play on and kicked 37 goals - including eight against St. Kilda in round 14. That year he captained the VFL against the Bendigo League.

Reappointed captain in 1910, he served in that capacity until his retirement midway through 1911 - a week before his wedding.

In a low scoring era, Coutie had proved himself as a tremendous mark with great ball skills. He was chaired from the ground after his last match. He played as an amateur through his career.

A champion swimmer during his career he won the Melbourne Swimming Club championship in 1903 and held the Victorian quarter mile record. He played as an amateur throughout his career.

YearGamesGoals
1901 87
1902 129
1903 1619
1904 1639
1905 1714
1906 1213
1907 1314
1908 1737
1909 1833
1910 1411
1911 916


Notes
An A. Coutie played for Melbourne alongside Vin in the 1905 exhibition match against Sale. They are presumed to be brothers.

Media
Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle - 15/08/1905
Benalla Standard - 27/03/1908
Bendigo Advertiser - 17/09/1906
Punch - 01/06/1911
Referee - 21/06/1911
"The Argus - 19/06/1951

Links
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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Wednesday 19 July 2017 14:39:31 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 23)

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