Ernie Lumsden

Ernest 'Ernie' Lumsden (27 June 1890 – 8 August 1982)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Ernie Lumsden
Ernie Lumsden 1919.jpg
Lumsden in 1919
Personal information
Full name Ernest Arthur Lumsden
Date of birth 27 June 1890
Place of birth Collingwood, Victoria
Date of death 8 August 1982(1982-08-08) (aged 92)
Place of death Ringwood, Victoria
Original team(s) Northcote (VFA)
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1910–1912 Collingwood 015 00(5)
1913–1915 Essendon 034 0(49)
1917–1920 Collingwood 063 0(52)
Total 112 (106)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1920.
Sources: AFL Tables,


He was also known by his nickname 'Snowy' and was a cousin of teammate Dick Lee.[2]

A utility player, Lumsden started his Collingwood career in 1910 but struggled to hold his place in the side with just 15 games in three seasons. As a result, he crossed to Essendon in 1913 where he played mainly as a forward, topping their goalkicking in 1914 with 28 goals. He had more success in his second stint at Collingwood, getting regular games and playing in the club's 1917 and 1919 premierships, in a forward pocket.


  1. ^ "Past Player Profiles – L (Lumsden, Ernie)". Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Ernie Lumsden–Collingwood Forever". Collingwood Football Club.


  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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