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Eric Glass

Image DOB: 22 February 1910
Died: 29 July 1985

Debut: Round 1, 1933 against Richmond at MCG
Last Game: Round 13, 1938 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval

From: Goomalling/East Fremantle

Number: 16 1933-1938

Honours
Leading Goalkicker - 1936

Games: 78
Goals: 135
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
4313455.12

The man nicknamed "Tarzan" because of his tenacious forward play notched up 55 games for East Fremantle from 1927 and was recruited to Melbourne in 1933 after kicking 44 goals in the previous season. He had played in two premierships in Perth.

Lured to Melbourne with the promise of a job at the MCG, Glass started life at Melbourne as a midfielder before moving back into the forward line in 1936 where he formed a winning combination with Norm Smith.

In 1939 he joined Williamstown and the side won a premiership in his first season. He played for them until leaving at the end of 1941 when he enlisted in the Air Force. He appeared with an RAAF team called TG in 1944, before being discharged as a corporal and returned to Williamstown for one last season in 1945, where he was named vicee-captain. The side won another premiership that year. In total he played 82 games for 54 goals in the VFA.

In the 1930's and 1940's Glass worked as a scoreboard operator at the MCG.

In 2003 he was named ruck-rover in Williamstown's team of the century. His son Kevin played in Melbourne's underage grades from 1959 to 1961.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1933 1387
1934 17203
1935 13211
1936 19560
1937 8170
1938 8130
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 13, 1936 Violently shaking Not Guilty

Lists
Interstate recruits
Players who served during war
VFA
WAFL

Notes
May have also played juniors https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/183741769|with Northam].

Media
Football Record R2 1933
Herald - 03/08/1944
Sporting Globe - 13/10/1934
Sporting Globe - 03/03/1948

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