Frank Caine

Frank Caine (28 July 1881 – 19 January 1930) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.

Frank Caine
Cigarette card of Caine in 1910
Personal information
Full name Francis Albert Caine
Date of birth 28 July 1881
Place of birth Murtoa, Victoria
Date of death 19 January 1930(1930-01-19) (aged 48)
Place of death South Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) Minyip
Debut Round 7, 1905, Carlton
vs. St Kilda, at Junction Oval
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1905–1909 Carlton (VFL) 80 (147)
1910–1911 North Melbourne (VFA)
1912–1914 Essendon (VFL) 22 0(33)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
Career highlights
  • 1910 VFA premiership
  • 1910 Association leading goalkicker
Sources: AFL Tables,

Caine made his debut for the Carlton Football Club against St Kilda in Round 7 of the 1905 season. He went on to play 80 games and kick 147 goals for the Blues.

In a huge coup for North Melbourne, Caine was poached from Carlton in early 1910 along with ‘Mallee’ Johnson, Fred Jinks, and Charlie Hammond. He helped North to their third VFA premiership in 1910, and also topped the Association's goalkicking standings for that season, kicking a new record of 75 goals (including finals).[1]

In 1912 Caine moved to Essendon, where he played a further 22 games.

  1. Old Boy (25 September 1911). "Association Final – Essendon premiers". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. p. 5.

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