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Charles Henry (Charlie) Pannam (1874–1952)

Footballers and followers of the game say "Vale" to Charlie Pannam, the head of a unique football family, who died on Wednesday, aged 78. Charlie was one of the early Collingwood players who helped to make the Magpies into one of the strongest football clubs in the world.

Charlie played with Collingwood and Richmond. He was captain coach of the Tigers in 1908 when they joined the League.

Charlie however, was back with Collingwood in 1909-10. Before crossing to Richmond he had been at Collingwood from 1897-1907.

Starting with Charlie and his brother Albert there has been an unbroken family line of players with Collingwood which must be unique in any sport.

Then followed his sons, Charlie and Albie, who were Magpie stars.

Now the line is being carried on by Lou and Ron Richards, grandsons of the late champion.

This family line totals 54 years with the Magpies.

The veteran was an active 78, even to the end.

He will be buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery at 3 p.m. today.

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Alternative Names
  • Pannamopoulos, Charles Henry

2 October, 1874


29 October, 1952 (aged 78)
Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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