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1892 Premiership

October 18, 2017 10:01 AM

Albert Thurgood burst onto the scene as Essendon won the 1892 premiership.

Albert Thurgood burst onto the scene as Essendon won the 1892 premiership.

Teenager Albert Thurgood made his debut in 1892 and became the game’s superstar.

Thurgood set a new goalkicking record of 56 goals - the first player to reach 50 goals in a season - and was part of the club’s unbeaten run of 56 games which commenced with a win over Footscray on 1 July.

In 19 games Essendon won 15, lost one and drew three.

Other champions include Charles ‘Tracker’ Forbes, Alex ‘Joker’ Hall and Charles ‘Commotion’ Pearson.