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Teddy Purcell (footballer)

Edward John Purcell (15 June 1896 – 10 May 1933) was an Australian rules football player at the Fitzroy Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He became a premiership player at Fitroy, playing in the 1916 VFL Grand Final, under the captaincy of Wally Johnson, with George Holden as coach. Purcell made his debut against Carlton in Round 1 of the 1916 VFL season, at Princes Park.[2]

Teddy Purcell
Personal information
Full name Edward John Purcell
Date of birth (1896-06-15)15 June 1896
Place of birth Yarragon, Victoria
Date of death 10 May 1933(1933-05-10) (aged 36)
Place of death Kew, Victoria[1]
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1916–1917 Fitzroy 18 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1917.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,


  1. ^ "Family Notices". The Age (24, 363). Victoria, Australia. 13 May 1933. p. 5.
  2. ^ "N to R". Brisbane Lions. Retrieved 19 September 2012.

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