Joe Sullivan (footballer)

Joseph Sullivan (1 February 1877 – 10 July 1935) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Joe Sullivan
Sullivan during his Carlton career
Personal information
Full name Joseph Sullivan
Date of birth (1877-02-01)1 February 1877
Place of birth Collingwood, Victoria
Date of death 10 July 1935(1935-07-10) (aged 58)[1]
Place of death Heidelberg, Victoria
Original team(s) Rutherglen
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1900–1903 Carlton 54 (63)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Sullivan had played for both Rutherglen and Port Melbourne by the time he arrived at Carlton. He was Carlton's leading goal-kicker in three of his four seasons, with 18 goals in 1900, 14 goals in 1901 and 27 goals in 1903.[2] The only year he didn't top the goal-kicking was in 1902 season, when he was club captain before getting injured. He represented Victoria in 1903.[3]


  1. "Family Notices". The Age (25, 035). Melbourne, Australia. 11 July 1935. p. 1.
  2. "AFL Tables: Joe Sullivan".
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.

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