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Ike Little


Career: 1906
Debut: Round 10, 1906 v Geelong, aged 18 years, 176 days
Carlton Player No.: 206
Games: 8
Goals: 5
Last game: Grand Final, 1906 v Fitzroy, aged 18 years, 246 days
Height: ?
Weight: ?
DOB: January 19, 1888
Premiership Player 1906

Little was born in Hotham East (Nth Melbourne), and was recruited from North Melbourne VFA and interestingly, played in the forward pocket for 7 of his 8 games, and then once at full back.

Adding to the story was that those games where he was selected up forward corresponded to the wins - the one loss was the only game he played at full back when South Melbourne pounded through 12 goals.

His first game was against Geelong in Round 10. His last game was the 1906 Grand Final in which he kicked one of Carlton's 15 goals. With this win, Little became one of Carlton's 'quickest' Premiership players by winning a Premiership in just his 8th game. More on this story is told here.

This win was to be Little's last game at senior level.

Little passed away on the 14th June, 1945 aged 57.

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Blueseum: A summary of Little's playing career | Little's Blueseum Image Gallery

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