Harry Long (footballer)

Harry Long (13 February 1910 – 29 July 2003)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Harry Long
Personal information
Full name Harry C. Long
Date of birth 13 February 1910
Date of death 29 July 2003(2003-07-29) (aged 93)
Original team(s) Launceston
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1937 Melbourne 117 (21)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1937.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Launceston's Harry Long made his VFL debut in 1929 and was with Melbourne for most of the 1930s, including a stint as vice-captain. He was a losing preliminary finalist in his last two seasons and retired just before the club claimed their three successive premierships under Checker Hughes. A half back, he also played at Lefroy in Tasmania and in 2005 was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.


  1. "Harry Long". Demonwiki. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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