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Harry Saunders

Harry Saunders

1916-1926
23
Other Guernsey Nos.
18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25

135 CFC Games Played

10 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
21 May 1898
Date of Death
9 December 1930
Recruited From
Collingwood Senior Cadets
Collingwood Debut
Round 4, 1916
Height:
175cm
Weight:
76kg

Biography

Recruited from Collingwood Senior Cadets, he was a gifted defender who was one of the best full-backs of his time. He was also at the centre of a controversy in 1922 when he flattened Carlton’s Alec Duncan, was suspended for six games and was later charged by police and fined five pounds.

Saunders began as a forward but developed into a defender of the highest order.

He was a wonderful mark for his size and his splendid kicking never let him down.

Saunders played a strong, vigorous type of game and was a state representative three times.

He played at full-back in the 1917 and 1919 flag sides and was in the losing grand final team of 1918.

Late in 1926 he stood in as Footscray coach. Saunders died of pancreatitis in 1930, at just 32 years of age.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1916-1926 135 10 13 62%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1916 1 0 23

1916 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 4 Richmond W 0 23 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1917 15 5 0 23

1917 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Fitzroy W 2 0 23 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 0 23 View match >
Round 5 Geelong W 1 0 23 View match >
Round 6 Richmond D 0 23 View match >
Round 7 Carlton W 1 0 23 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy W 1 0 23 View match >
Round 9 Sydney L 0 23 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 0 23 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 0 23 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 0 23 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 23 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 23 View match >
Semi Final Sydney W 0 23 View match >
Preliminary Final Fitzroy L 0 23 View match >
Grand Final Fitzroy W 0 23 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1918 16 0 23

1918 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton W 0 23 View match >
Round 2 Geelong W 0 23 View match >
Round 3 Sydney L 0 23 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 0 23 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda W 0 23 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 0 23 View match >
Round 7 Essendon W 0 23 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 0 23 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 0 23 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 23 View match >
Round 11 Richmond W 0 23 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda L 0 23 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 0 23 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 0 23 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda W 0 23 View match >
Grand Final Sydney L 0 23 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1919 18 2 0 18

1919 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 0 18 View match >
Round 2 St Kilda L 0 18 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 0 18 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 2 0 18 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 0 18 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 0 18 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 0 18 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 0 18 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 0 18 View match >
Round 12 Geelong W 0 18 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne W 0 18 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 0 18 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 0 18 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Semi Final Carlton W 0 18 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond L 0 18 View match >
Grand Final Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1920 19 0 20

1920 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Essendon L 0 20 View match >
Round 2 Geelong W 0 20 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 0 20 View match >
Round 4 Fitzroy L 0 20 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 0 20 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 0 20 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 20 View match >
Round 9 Sydney W 0 20 View match >
Round 10 Essendon W 0 20 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 0 20 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne W 0 20 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 0 20 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy L 0 20 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 0 20 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 20 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 0 20 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy W 0 20 View match >
Preliminary Final Carlton W 0 20 View match >
Grand Final Richmond L 0 20 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1921 14 1 0 22

1921 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 22 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 22 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 0 22 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 0 22 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 0 22 View match >
Round 6 Sydney W 0 22 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 22 View match >
Round 9 Carlton L 0 22 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy L 0 22 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 1 0 22 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 22 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 0 22 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 0 22 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 0 22 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1922 11 0 18

1922 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 0 18 View match >
Round 2 Sydney L 0 18 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 0 18 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda W 0 18 View match >
Round 6 Geelong W 0 18 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 0 18 View match >
Round 9 Essendon W 0 18 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 0 18 View match >
Grand Final Fitzroy L 0 18 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1923 14 0 25

1923 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 0 25 View match >
Round 2 Essendon L 0 25 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda L 0 25 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 0 25 View match >
Round 5 Richmond W 0 25 View match >
Round 7 Carlton W 0 25 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy L 0 25 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 25 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 0 25 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 0 25 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 0 25 View match >
Round 16 Carlton D 0 25 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 0 25 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 0 25 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1924 14 2 0 21

1924 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Essendon W 0 21 View match >
Round 2 St Kilda W 2 0 21 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 21 View match >
Round 6 Sydney L 0 21 View match >
Round 7 Geelong L 0 21 View match >
Round 8 Richmond L 0 21 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy L 0 21 View match >
Round 10 Essendon L 0 21 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda L 0 21 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne W 0 21 View match >
Round 14 Carlton W 0 21 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 0 21 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 0 21 View match >
Round 17 Richmond L 0 21 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1925 11 0 24

1925 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Essendon L 0 24 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy W 0 24 View match >
Round 6 Sydney W 0 24 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 0 24 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 24 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 0 24 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs W 0 24 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne W 0 24 View match >
Round 12 Essendon W 0 24 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne W 0 24 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy L 0 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1926 2 0 20

1926 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 20 View match >
Round 2 Essendon L 0 20 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 135 10
Avg/Game   0.07
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

224

Total AFL Games
135
Total AFL Goals
10
CFC Debut
Round 4, 1916
CFC Last Game
Round 2, 1926
Recruited From
Collingwood Senior Cadets
Full Name
Harry Saunders

Awards

  • Life Members
    1928
  • x2
    Premiership
    1917, 1919
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