Charlie Pannam

Charlie Pannam

Full Name: Charlie Henry Pannam
Date of Birth: 2 October 1874
Date of Death: 29 October 1952

Richmond Senior Games

1907 13 11 VFA Rd 6-12, 14-19
1908 14 22 VFL Rd 1 -3, 5, 9-18
Total 27 33

Richmond Captain

1907 13 11 wins , 2 losses VFA
1908 14 6 wins, 8 losses VFL
Total 27 17 wins, 10 losses VFA + VFL


Charlie Pannam was the last captain of the Richmond Football Club in the VFA, and their first captain in the VFL.
Along with his former teammate Dick Condon, they ushered the Tigers through their inaugural year. They were the oldest men in the team.

A wingman and rover, he came to Richmond midway through the club's 1907 VFA season (their last in that competition). He was cleared to them from Collingwood on 12 June 1907 and captained the club three days later in their match against Port Melbourne.

When Richmond was admitted into the VFL, Pannam was elected captain of the club on April 30 1908.
He kicked 6 goals (in what was his last game), a club League record in any match until Clarrie Hall's 8 goals in Rd 15 1914.

After his brief career with Richmond, Pannam was cleared to Preston on April 28 1909, the same date that Condon was permitted by the League to coach Richmond again.

His younger brother, Norman Pannam, played for Richmond in the VFA in 1907 (including 3 games with Charlie)
Charlie's son, Alby, coached Richmond from 1953 - 1955. They are the only father/son combination to achieve that feat for the senior club.
Another brother, Charlie Jnr, played at Collingwood and South Melbourne. On one Saturday in March 1953, he visited Punt Road to watch his brother Alby coach Richmond.

Pannam died on October 29 1952 aged 78.
In his obituary, The Sporting Globe called him, quite rightly, 'the head of a unique football family'

Richmonds last VFA captain
Richmond's first VFL captain
Collingwood Premiership player 1902, 1903
Collingwood Captain 1905
Collingwood Leading Goalkicker 1904, 1905
League Leading Goalkicker 1905
Interstate Games (whilst with Collingwood) 5
First VFL player to 100 games (with Collingwood)