Ernie Hug

Ernie Hug (4 March 1944 – 17 June 1978) was a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Ernie Hug
Personal information
Full name Ernie Hug
Date of birth (1944-03-04)4 March 1944
Date of death 17 June 1978(1978-06-17) (aged 34)
Place of death Heyfield, Victoria
Original team(s) St Pat's
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Position(s) Ruck / Defence
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1963–65, 1967–70 Collingwood 59 (5)
1971 South Melbourne 15 (0)
Total 74 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.
Sources: AFL Tables,

His son, Ernie, Jr. was drafted to Collingwood under the father-son rule in 1989, but never played senior football for Collingwood. He was later drafted by Sydney and then Hawthorn, but never made his AFL debut. His other son Peter, died in 1999 from injuries sustained during a football match.[2]

He died in 1978 after an tractor accident on his cattle farm in Heyfield, Victoria.[3]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 415. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
  2. Daffey, Paul (22 November 2003). "A bitter draft, without a debut".
  3. "Football Loses Four Identities". Football Record (Round 12): 13. 24 June 1978.
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