Charlie Whitehead (footballer)

Charlie Whitehead (18 May 1899 – 16 November 1972) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Sturt in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).[2]

Charlie Whitehead
Personal information
Full name Charles C. Whitehead
Date of birth 18 May 1899
Place of birth Brighton, South Australia
Date of death 16 November 1972(1972-11-16) (aged 73)
Original team(s) Mitcham
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1924–31, 1933–34 Sturt 124 (134)
1932 St Kilda 009 00(9)[1]
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 15
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1934.
Sources: AFL Tables,



Whitehead played at Sturt with his brother Reg and they were both followers in the 1926 premiership winning team.[3] He was club captain in the 1928 season.

A ruckman, Whitehead kicked 16 goals from the 11 interstate games which he played for South Australia, including matches at the 1927 Melbourne Carnival and 1930 Adelaide Carnival.[3]

St Kilda (VFL)

In 1932 he returned to Melbourne to spend a season with St Kilda, but resigned in early August, citing his dissatisfaction at having been demoted to the reserves.[4]

Sturt (SANFL)

He finished his career back at Sturt, where he played for two more years.

See also


  1. "Charlie Whitehead". AFL Tables.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. Charlie Whitehead at
  4. The Mail, Adelaide, "Whitehead Resigns From St. Kilda", 6 August 1932. p. 10
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