Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Alfred Benison

Known as
Alf Benison

21 June 1918

12 May 1979 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 45d
Last game: 26y 73d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 91 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Footscray

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 17, 10, 26, 27, 28
Footscray: 28

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1944)

Alf Benison

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1939-194442320.7645%0

AFL: 4,754th player to appear, 4,239th most games played, 2,502nd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 550th player to appear, 384th most games played, 233rd most goals kickedFootscray: 309th player to appear, 681st most games played, 461st most goals kicked

Having played for Richmond reserves and Burnley Alf Benison was recruited by South Melbourne and made his senior VFL debut in round 15 of the 1939 season. For most of his league career he was a fringe player, with his best season coming in 1942 when he played 16 games. Early in the 1944 season, having made 42 appearances and scored 32 goals for South, he transferred to Footscray where he added a final nine appearances and six goals.

Author - John Devaney


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