Ted Whitten was chosen
by the Footscray Football Club as its player to be included on the inside of the
Footscray Stamp Booklet.
He was a Centre Half Back/ Centre Half
Forward who played 321 games for Footscray, kicking 364 goals between 1951 and
1970. He won Footscray's Best and Fairest on four occasions.
He coached Footscray from 1957-66 and 1969-71. As a player he
participated in their only premiership in 1954 under Captain-Coach Charlie
Because of his extraordinary skill and all round ability he
was dubbed Mr Football by Ron Barrassi, another Legend of the Game.
After a long battle with prostate cancer he died in 1995.
Mr Football was named at Centre Half Back in the Team of the
Century named during the Centenary Season.