Career: 1958 - 59
Debut: Round 3, 1958 v Geelong, aged 22 years, 89 days
Carlton Player No. 715
Last game: Round 18, 1959 v North Melbourne, aged 23 years, 214 days
Guernsey No. 32
DOB: 27 January, 1936
Cottrell played 12 games for the Blues commencing in season 1958. He was recruited from Myrtleford after a few earlier games with Toowonga. He kicked 2 goals and wore the No. 32 Guernsey.
In his debut match against Geelong The Age said; "Recruit Len Cottrell did a splendid job in his first League match but, against a team with stronger rovers, the Blues could have been in trouble."
Some 60 years later, Len's grandson Matthew would be listed to play with the Blues.
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