Eddie Hart (Australian footballer)

Edward Ronald "Eddie" Hart (16 June 1922 – 16 August 1995) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy in the VFL during the 1940s.[1]

Eddie Hart
Personal information
Full name Edward Ronald Hart
Date of birth 16 June 1922
Date of death 16 August 1995(1995-08-16) (aged 73)
Original team(s) Fitzroy Central School
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1941, 1944–51 Fitzroy 98 (323)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1951.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

From 1947 until 1951 Hart topped Fitzroy's goalkicking, with over 50 goals in each season — his highest season tally was 65 goals in 1951 — and, in 1948, 1949, and 1951, he finished as the league's third highest goal scorer.


The son of Frederick Arthur Hart, and Elizabeth Hart, née King, Edward Ronald Hart was born on 16 June 1922.

Two of his brothers, Arthur Hart, and Don Hart also played for Fitzroy.


He retired before the 1952 season began, as a consequence of a knock to his head that he received during the 1951 season.[2]



  • Donald, Chris (2002). Fitzroy: For The Love Of The Jumper. Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN 978-1-877029-18-9.
  • World War Two Nominal Roll: Sapper Edward Ronald Hart (VX139389).

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