Clyde Donaldson

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Clyde Donaldson
Personal information
Date of birth 9 June 1894
Place of birth Elsternwick, Victoria
Date of death 23 May 1979(1979-05-23) (aged 84)
Place of death St Kilda East, Victoria
Original team(s) Brunswick Juniors
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1913–14, 1919–26 Essendon 144 (28)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1926.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Clyde Donaldson (9 June 1894 – 23 May 1979)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

After two seasons playing with Essendon, Donaldson's career was interrupted by World War I when he spent fours years overseas with the Australian Expeditionary Force. While in London he took part in the 1916 Exhibition matches, representing the Australian Training Units team.

In 1919 he returned to Essendon and became a regular Victorian interstate representative throughout the 1920s. A back pocket specialist, Donaldson was tough to beat in an aerial contest and was a long kick of the ball. He was a member of Essendon's 1923 and 1924 premiership teams.

After retiring in 1926, Donaldson became a noted football journalist.

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  1. ^ "Past Player Profiles – D (Donaldson, Clyde)". Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 

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