Charlie May (footballer)

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Charlie May
Personal information
Date of birth 17 February 1899
Date of death 2 May 1989(1989-05-02) (aged 90)
Original team(s) Brunswick
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922–1926 Essendon 84 (3)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1934–1935 Essendon 36 (12–24–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Charlie "Chooka" May (17 February 1899 – 2 May 1989)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with and coached Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was the father of double Essendon premiership player Wally May.

A centreman in his playing days, May was a member of Essendon's back to back premiership sides of 1923 and 1924. His last game of football was in the 1926 finals series where Essendon fell a goal short of qualifying for the Grand Final and May ended up with a suspension for striking Bob Corbett of Melbourne. He was non-playing coach of Essendon in 1934 and 1935 and it his later years remained involved with the club as a trainer. May also spent time in South Australia where he coached Glenelg Football Club.


  1. ^ "Past Player Profiles - M (May, Charlie F)". Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  • Charlie May's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Coaching record[permanent dead link]
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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