Charlie Dibbs

Charlie Dibbs (3 April 1905 – 22 November 1960) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Magpies in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1920s and 1930s.

Charlie Dibbs
Dibbs during his Collingwood career
Personal information
Date of birth 3 April 1905
Place of birth Carlton, Victoria
Date of death 22 November 1960(1960-11-22) (aged 55)
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1924–1935 Collingwood 216 (1)
1936 Geelong 007 (0)
Total 223 (1)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1936 Geelong 7 (3–4–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1936.
Career highlights
  • Collingwood premiership player 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935
Sources: AFL Tables,

Most of his time was spent at fullback and he was a member of the Collingwood side which won four consecutive premierships. Dibbs kicked his only goal in his 4th match, his remaining 219 games is the longest goalless streak in VFL/AFL history.

He finished his career with a season as captain-coach of Geelong in 1936.

Dibbs was Collingwood life member and in 2007 he was inducted into the Magpies' Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. "Seven greats inducted". Official AFL Website of the Collingwood Football Club. 20 March 2007. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2011.

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