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Career Highlights

‘Mr. Football’

FOOTSCRAY FOOTBALL CLUB

  • E.J. Whitten OAM – Mr. Football
  • Playing Career 1951 – 1970
  • 321 Games Footscray Football Club
  • 5 times Best & Fairest – 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961
  • Member of 1954 Premiership Team
  • Captain Coach 1961 Grand Final Team
  • Captain/Coach of Footscray Football Club to 3 night premierships
  • Captain Footscray Football Club to 2 night premierships
  • Captain/Coach Footscray Football Club for 13 seasons
  • Life Member of Footscray Football Club for 30 years

VICTORIAN GAMES

  • Represented Victoria on 29 occasions
  • Captain/Coached Victoria on 2 occasions
  • Represented Victoria in 4 Carnival sides 1956, 1958, 1961, 1966
  • Won Simpson Medal in Perth WA – 1957
  • Won Tassie Medal in Melbourne – 1958
  • E.J. Whitten Medal struck for Best Player in the Victorian State of Origin team
  • Chairman of Selectors Victorian State Team for 10 years

ALL AUSTRALIAN

  • All Australian 3 times – 1956, 1958, 1961
  • E.J. Whitten Grandstand named in honour – 1970
  • Australian Chairman of Selection Tour of Ireland – 1984
  • Australian Chairman of Selection Australian Tour of Ireland 1986, 1990
  • All Australian Team Selector• Worked in football media on television, newspaper, radio for 30 years

AFL

  • Elected Life Member AFL – 1969
  • Member of AFL 300 club
  • Member of AFL 200 club
  • First AFL Member of Australian Sporting Hall of Fame
  • Awarded OAM 1992 for services to Australian Football
  • Awarded Reg Hickey Trophy 1994 for services to Australian Football
  • Elevated to Legend at Australian Sporting Hall of Fame 1995
  • E.J. Whitten Cup Perpetual Trophy awarded in 1995 for Bulldogs v Essendon games
  • 2012 Voted greatest Personality in AFL history

NAMED IN HONOUR

  • E.J. Whitten Foundation formed 1995
  • Western Oval renamed Whitten Oval 1995
  • Grandstand at Western Oval renamed E.J. Whitten Grandstand 1970
  • Statue of Ted Whitten erected 1995 for outstanding service to football and the Footscray Football Club
  • E.J. Whitten Bridge on Western Ring Road opened 1995
  • E.J. Whitten Bar – Etihad Stadium 2006

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