DOB: 28 October 1881
Died: 17 June 1951
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.
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.
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.
An A. Coutie played for Melbourne alongside Vin in the 1905 exhibition match against Sale. They are presumed to be brothers.
May have started 1912 with Middle Park Wesleys before joining Port Melbourne.