Horrie Clover

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Horrie Clover
Horrie Clover 1922.jpg
Clover in 1922
Personal information
Full name Horace Ray Clover
Date of birth 20 March 1895
Place of birth Carisbrook, Victoria
Date of death 1 January 1984(1984-01-01) (aged 88)
Place of death Mordialloc, Victoria
Original team(s) Maryborough
Debut Round 2, 1920, Carlton
vs. Richmond, at Punt Road Oval
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1920–1931 Carlton 147 (396)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1922–1923, 1927 Carlton 45 (26–18–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1931.
Career highlights
  • Carlton captain/coach 1922–24, 1927
  • Carlton leading goalkicker 1920–1923, 1926, 1928
  • Carlton Best & Fairest 1929
  • VFL Leading Goalkicker 1922
  • Victorian representative (9 games, 20 goals).
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Horace Ray Clover (20 March 1895 – 1 January 1984) was a leading Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League (VFL).

Clover was a high-marking centre half-forward who starred from his first game, kicking three goals and hitting the post four times.[1] Clover was Carlton’s key player during his career, including stints as playing coach in 1922-23 and 1927 for 26 wins from 45 matches. He also served as club secretary, vice-president and president over many years.

Called "one of the finest exponents of the centre-half-forward position that the game has known",[1] Clover was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.


  1. ^ a b Atkinson, p. 35.


  • Atkinson, G. (1982) Everything you ever wanted to know about Australian rules football but couldn't be bothered asking, The Five Mile Press: Melbourne. ISBN 0 86788 009 0.
  • Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 51. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.

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