Chris Syle        

Chris Syle

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DOB: 1863 Richmond
Games: 5
Career: 1883 & 1891

Christopher Rees Syle

Left: Chris Syle is pictured in the Richmond team of 1888.
Image: M.C.C. Library; Fifty Years History of Richmond Football Club 1885-1934

1883 Played 2 games and was an emergency a number of times, he also played 3 pre season games.

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The book "Origins of Australian Football" Vol. 2 by Mark Pennings, lists C. Syle being recruited to Carlton in 1883 from the Stanley club. The following year C. Syle departs for the Star of Carlton. In 1885 he leaves Star of Carlton and is amongst the group of inaugural players for the Richmond club.

Ex Richmond F. C. 1885 - 1890

1891 CFC Annual Report, Syle scored 2 goals for the season.

In 1883 the Australasian reported that Carlton had recruited Lyle from Richmond, maybe the same player.

The above photograph was taken in 1885 on completion of Richmond's first season in the V.F.A.

1891 Chris Syle returns to Carlton from Richmond and plays 3 games. No further information available.

1915 Christopher Rees Syle, a municpal officer of Gibbs Street Richmond appeared in the Richmond court as the plaintiff in a case of slander. He won the action. (Sydney Morning Herald February 19 p6 1915)
He was a valuer and rate collector for the Richmond Council.

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