George Barker (footballer, born 1885)

George Sanders Barker (26 September 1885 – 15 April 1947) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

George Barker
Personal information
Full name George Sanders Barker
Date of birth (1885-09-26)26 September 1885
Place of birth Collingwood, Victoria
Date of death 15 April 1947(1947-04-15) (aged 61)
Place of death Malvern East, Victoria
Original team(s) Abbotsford
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1903–1909 Essendon 47 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1909.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Barker, who was from Abbotsford, was Essendon's leading goal-kicker in 1905, with 29 goals.[1][2][3] His tally that year included a seven goal haul in a win over Collingwood at Victoria Park.[3] The following year he played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) with Richmond, before returning to Essendon in 1907.[4] He played for Northcote between 1910 and 1912.[4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: George Barker
  4. ^ a b "Barker, George". Essendon Football Club official website. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012.

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