Horrie Clover

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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