Percy Martini
Martini in 1910
Personal information
Full name Percy Francis Joseph Martini
Date of birth 4 June 1888
Place of birth Hawthorn, Victoria
Date of death 1 July 1961(1961-07-01) (aged 73)
Place of death East Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Marylebone
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1909–1915 Geelong 103 (262)
1916 Richmond 010 0(22)
1917–1920 Geelong 046 0(71)
Total 159 (355)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1920.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Percy Francis Joseph Martini (4 June 1888 – 1 July 1961)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Family

He married May Victoria Machar (1887–1928) in 1913.[2]

Football

A Full-forward, from 1909 until 1919 he was Geelong's leading goalkicker in every season except 1915. In 1916 the club did not take part in the competition due to the war and Martini played with Richmond for the season and topped their goalkicking.

With 51 goals in 1910 he became the first Geelong player to kick over 50 goals in a season and it was the biggest tally in the league for the year. When he retired in 1920 he had managed to kick 333 goals for Geelong which at the time was a club record.

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Percy Martini - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ Deaths: Martini, The Age, (Friday, 29 November 1929), p.1.

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