Vic Nankervis (footballer, born 1918)

Victor Andrew Nankervis (17 November 1918 5 October 1986)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong, Footscray, St Kilda and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1940s.

Vic Nankervis
Personal information
Full name Victor Andrew Nankervis
Date of birth (1918-11-17)17 November 1918
Place of birth Chilwell
Date of death 5 October 1986(1986-10-05) (aged 67)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1941 Geelong 02 0(2)
1942 Footscray 02 0(3)
1943 St Kilda 07 0(6)
1944–1945 Geelong 31 (55)
1946 South Melbourne 04 0(2)
Total 46 (68)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Nankervis enlisted in 1940 and due to his commitments with the Australian Army would initially only appear sporadically in the VFL.[2] He played for three clubs in his first three seasons, for a total of 11 games.[3]

A rover, he returned to his original club, Geelong, in 1944 and made 12 appearances.[3] The following year he had his best season, with 43 goals from 19 games. His goals tally included seven in a game against Footscray and was enough to top Geelong's goal-kicking.[3]

He was the son of Geelong footballer Stephen Nankervis.[4]


  1. "Vic Nankervis - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  2. "WW2 Nominal Roll: Vic Nankervis". Government of Australia.
  3. AFL Tables: Vic Nankervis
  4. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.

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