Full Name: PERCY MARTINI
Date of Birth: 04/06/1888
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 85 kg ( 13-5 )
Debut: 20/05/1916, Round 3, Carlton
Last Game: 29/07/1916, Round 12, Carlton
Total Games: 10
Honours: Leading Goalkicker 1916 Goals 22.
Percy was a full-forward, although he could play as a half-forward and relief ruckman. Originally from Geelong, he was a well-built player whose main assets were his strong marking and accurate place kicking. Percy won Geelong’s club Goalkicking award on nine occasions, two less than the club record holder Doug Wade. He scored 5 goals or more 11 times with his best effort being 7 against University in Round 18 of 1911. He also ran foul of the tribunal on two occasions serving 12 weeks in suspensions including one 8-game stint. He captained Geelong in two games and also represented Victoria twice. He crossed to Richmond when Geelong withdrew from the VFL, in 1916, due to World War One.
His highest individual goal tally, at Richmond, was 5 in the clubs’ first win over Collingwood at Victoria Park. He returned to Geelong in 1917 and later finished his career with Geelong’s VFA team.
Marylebone 1908 ; Geelong 1909-15 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1909 Goals 17, 1910 Goals 51, 1911 Goals 51, 1912 Goals 41, 1913 Goals 46, 1914 Goals 45, 1915 Goals 23 ).
Geelong 1917-20, Games 148 including 1909-15, Goals 333 including 1909-15 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1918 Goals 24, 1919 Goals 19, Victorian Representative Team Games 2 Goals 5 ) ; Geelong VFA 1922-23, Games 10, Goals 20.