Cigarette card of Caine in 1910
|Full name||Francis Albert Caine|
|Date of birth||28 July 1881|
|Place of birth||Murtoa, Victoria|
|Date of death||19 January 1930 48)(aged|
|Place of death||South Melbourne, Victoria|
Round 7, 1905, Carlton|
vs. St Kilda, at Junction Oval
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|1905–1909||Carlton (VFL)||80 (147)|
|1910–1911||North Melbourne (VFA)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1914.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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).
In 1912 Caine moved to Essendon, where he played a further 22 games.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Frank Caine.|
- Old Boy (25 September 1911). "Association Final – Essendon premiers". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. p. 5.
- Frank Caine at Blueseum
- "DEATH OF FRANK CAINE". The Australasian. National Library of Australia. 25 January 1930. p. 26.