Oldest AFL Player - Vic Cumberland

Date of Record: 1920

Between 1898 and 1901 Vic played 50 games for Melbourne before going on to the first of four separate stints with St Kilda. He participated in 126 premiership matches, including the losing 1913 challenge final against Fitzroy. On two occasions, in 1904 and 1913, he was awarded the 'Outstanding Footballer of the Year by Melbourne's leading football writers. Between his stints at St Kilda he participated as a player in New Zealand and South Australia. He also spent time abroad on military service during World War One.

When he finally retired from top level football in 1920, he was, at forty-three years of age, the oldest player ever to have appeared in the VFL.