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Charles Utting (12 March 1923 – 11 October 2009) was an Australian rules footballer who debuted for Collingwood at the age of 20 in 1943. His career goal total was 17 from 125 games over 8 seasons. He was vice-captain and won the Copeland Trophy in 1950, his final season as he retired at only 27 years of age because of his involvement in his family's business.

Charlie Utting
Personal information
Full name Charles Albert Francis Utting
Date of birth 12 March 1923
Place of birth Collingwood, Victoria
Date of death 11 October 2009(2009-10-11) (aged 86)
Original team(s) St Joseph's[1]
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Position(s) Back pocket, centreman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1943–1950 Collingwood 125 (17)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1950.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Utting went on to coach the Collingwood Seconds from 1951–53, was a member of the committee from 1968–75, and was a Collingwood life member.[1] He was also the nephew of Ern Utting who played for Collingwood and Hawthorn.


  1. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim. The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 658. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.

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