George Clayden

George Clayden (14 August 1903 – 25 March 1990)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

George Clayden
Clayden (left) during his Collingwood career
Personal information
Date of birth 14 August 1903
Place of death 25 March 1990(1990-03-25) (aged 86)
Original team(s) Abbotsford Cadets
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1924–1933 Collingwood 134 (79)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1933.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Clayden usually played either across the centre half back or in the ruck and was known as one of the toughest players during his era. Nicknamed "Kitty", Clayden was a member of the Collingwood side which won four premierships in a row and also represented the VFL in interstate football. He retired in 1933 after sustaining a serious knee injury.


  1. "George Clayden". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 2 September 2014.

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