Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Albert Prior

Known as
Albert 'Butch' Prior


15 January 1921

21 January 1971 (aged 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 227d
Last game: 29y 216d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 24

Albert 'Butch' Prior

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1941, 1944-19501032582.5022%6
Total1941, 1944-19501032582.5022%6

AFL: 4,991st player to appear, 2,310th most games played, 260th most goals kickedHawthorn: 293rd player to appear, 135th most games played, 18th most goals kicked

Known as ‘Butch’ because he was the local butcher, Albert Prior was a damaging forward who certainly knew where the goals were. In 103 VFL games in 1941 and between 1944 and 1950 he kicked 258 goals and topped Hawthorn’s goal kicking list four times. His best season’s tally came in 1947 when he booted 67 majors.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.