Percy Trotter

Percival George "Percy" Trotter (1 September 1883 – 27 August 1959)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL), Essendon Association in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) and East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).[3][4]

Percy Trotter
Cigarette card of Trotter in 1905
Personal information
Full name Percival George Trotter
Date of birth 1 September 1883
Place of birth Fitzroy, Victoria
Date of death 27 August 1959(1959-08-27) (aged 75)
Place of death Willagee, Western Australia
Original team(s) St Luke's Fitzroy
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1901–1906 Fitzroy 109 (145)
1907–1909 Essendon Association
1910–1919 East Fremantle 059 0(72)[1]
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1919.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Trotter played as a rover and was versatile in that he could kick well with both feet. He debuted in 1901 at the age of 18. In 2002 Trotter was named on the interchange bench in Fitzroy's official 'Team of the Century'.

Trotter's time with East Fremantle was interrupted by his service in World War I[5] during which time he took part in the Pioneer Exhibition Game in London.

See also

References

  1. "Premiership Players 1904 - 1930". West Australian Football Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. "RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Trotter / Bewsher Family (Ireland, England & Australia)". RootsWeb.com. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. Donald, Chris (2002). Fitzroy: For The Love Of The Jumper. Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN 978-1-877029-18-9.
  4. "Australian Football - Percy Trotter - Player Bio". Australian Football.com. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  5. "Discovering Anzacs - Percy George Trotter".
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.


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