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Percy Rowe

Percy Rowe

1920-1924, 1927-1928
22

96CFC Games Played

37CFC Goals

Date of Birth
4 January 1896
Date of Death
27 August 1976
Recruited From
Rutherglen
Collingwood Debut
Round 6, 1920
Height:
183cm
Weight:
87kg

Biography

A tough, iron-willed ruckman who was originally recruited from Rutherglen. He had a powerful upper body and excelled in ruck duels.

Rowe’s strong marking and handball were also features of his game, but his greatest asset was his ability as a protector of young players.

Many Collingwood people rated him the toughest of all Magpie footballers and he was also full of courage as he had to play with an arm guard after having five inches of bone removed from his wrist.

He was briefly appointed as captain in 1923, but stood down after three games.

The following year he went to Albury as coach but returned for the last couple of games. He then spent two years coaching at Wangaratta before returning for two triumphant years in which he was part of flag sides.

In the 1928 Grand Final he stood guard in the forward pocket next to Gordon Coventry who had the flu and enabled the full-forward to kick nine goals by absorbing a huge amount of punishment.

Rowe later coached Northcote in the VFA and also coached Fitzroy in 1935 and Carlton in 1937.

He played four state games.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1920-1924, 1927-1928 96 37 9 68%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1920 14 9 27

1920 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 6 St Kilda W 27 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 27 View match >
Round 9 Sydney W 1 27 View match >
Round 10 Essendon W 1 27 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 1 27 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne W 3 27 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 27 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy L 27 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 3 27 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 27 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 27 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy W 27 View match >
Preliminary Final Carlton W 27 View match >
Grand Final Richmond L 27 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1921 16 8 19

1921 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 19 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 19 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 19 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 1 19 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 19 View match >
Round 6 Sydney W 2 19 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 19 View match >
Round 9 Carlton L 19 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy L 3 19 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 19 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 1 19 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 19 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 19 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 19 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 19 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 1 19 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1922 17 6 30, 27

1922 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Sydney L 2 30 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 30 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda W 30 View match >
Round 6 Geelong W 30 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 30 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 30 View match >
Round 9 Essendon W 30 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 2 30 View match >
Round 11 Sydney W 30 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 30 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 30 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 1 30 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy W 30 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 1 30 View match >
Round 18 Essendon W 30 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy L 27 View match >
Grand Final Fitzroy L 30 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1923 16 3 23

1923 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 1 23 View match >
Round 2 Essendon L 23 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda L 23 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 23 View match >
Round 5 Richmond W 23 View match >
Round 7 Carlton W 23 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy L 23 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne W 1 23 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 23 View match >
Round 11 Essendon L 23 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 23 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 23 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 1 23 View match >
Round 16 Carlton D 23 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 23 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 23 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1924 2 22

1924 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 17 Richmond L 22 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 22 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1927 17 6 0 22

1927 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Richmond L 1 22 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 22 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy W 1 0 22 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 1 22 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 22 View match >
Round 9 Carlton L 1 22 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne W 22 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 22 View match >
Round 12 Geelong W 22 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 1 22 View match >
Round 14 Richmond W 22 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 22 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy L 22 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 22 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 22 View match >
Semi Final Geelong W 1 22 View match >
Grand Final Richmond W 22 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1928 14 5 21

1928 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 21 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 21 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda W 21 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 21 View match >
Round 7 Carlton W 21 View match >
Round 8 Sydney W 21 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne W 21 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs W 2 21 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 21 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 21 View match >
Round 14 Richmond W 21 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 1 21 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 2 21 View match >
Grand Final Richmond W 21 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 96 37 0
Avg/Game   0.39 0.00
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

245

Total AFL Games
96
Total AFL Goals
37
CFC Debut
Round 6, 1920
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 1928
Recruited From
Rutherglen
Full Name
Percy H Rowe

Awards

  • x2
    Most Consistent Player
    1922, 1923
  • x2
    Premiership
    1927, 1928
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