Charles Coles (footballer)

Charles Coles (21 July 1879 – 20 August 1942[2]) was an Australian rules footballer who played with the Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was a skilled follower with a nice kick, however his career was ruined through a broken leg in 1904. He was killed in 1942 while acting as a doorkeeper at the Palais Royal Dance Hall in Geelong.[4]

Charles Coles
Personal information
Full name Charles Coles
Nickname(s) Dummy[1]
Date of birth 21 July 1879[2]
Place of birth Geelong, Victoria
Date of death 20 August 1942(1942-08-20) (aged 63)
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Chilwell
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)[3]
Position(s) Follower
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1897–1904 Geelong 72 (81)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1904.
Sources: AFL Tables,


  1. "Charlie Coles – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. "Charlie Coles". AFL Tables. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers (7th ed.). Bas Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  4. "DEATH AFTER BLOW". The Argus. Melbourne. 21 August 1942. p. 3. Retrieved 11 January 2011 via National Library of Australia.

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