Charlie Pannam (footballer, born 1874)
Charles Henry Pannam (2 October 1874 – 29 October 1952) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) between 1894 and 1896 then in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1897 and 1906. He then played for the Richmond Football Club in the VFA in 1907 then in the VFL in 1908. He was senior coach of Richmond in 1907 and 1912.
The family name of Pannamopoulos was shortened to Pannam on the family's emigration from Greece to Australia.
The brother of Collingwood footballer Albert Pannam, he was the father of Collingwood and Richmond footballer and Richmond coach Alby Pannam, and of Collingwood and South Melbourne footballer and South Melbourne coach Charlie Pannam. Collingwood captain Lou Richards and Collingwood footballer (and interim coach for two matches in 1974) Ron Richards were his grandsons.
He played for three seasons with the Collingwood club in the VFA competition from 1894 to 1896.
A wingman and a rover, he played with Collingwood in the VFL competition for eleven years (1897-1907). He was the first VFL player to reach the 100 game milestone, he was the VFL's Leading Goalkicker in 1905.
Having played his last two games for Collingwood in rounds one and two of 1907, he transferred to the VFA and, as captain-coach played 13 games.
With Richmond admitted to the VFL competition in 1908, and with his Collingwood team-mate Dick Condon appointed coach, he was Richmond's first captain in its VFL history.
Hall of Fame
In 1996 Pannam was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
- Pannam is one of the three Collingwood footballers (the others were Ted Rowell and Dick Condon) responsible for the development of the stab-kick; see "'The Stab Kick' — A Football Development", The Argus, (Monday 27 June 1910), p.6.
- Football pioneer dies, aged 78, The Argus, (Thursday, 30 October 1952), p.18; Deaths: Pannam, The Age, 31 October 1952), p.8.
- Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996
- Boyles Football Photos: Charlie Pannam.