Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Alphonsus Ligouri Gough

Known as
Alf Gough

8 March 1888

22 April 1930 (aged 42)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 160d
Last game: 27y 166d

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 25

Alf Gough

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1908-1911, 191563470.7571%0

AFL: 1,447th player to appear, 3,619th most games played, 2,110th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 215th player to appear, 252nd most games played, 157th most goals kicked

Alf Gough was a forward pocket and second rover from Leopold, who played 63 games across two spells at South Melbourne. His goal late in the third quarter of the 1909 VFL Grand Final proved to be the game’s decisive moment, providing a break that Carlton was unable to bridge during the final term.

Gough left South Melbourne at the end of 1911 to spend three years in New South Wales. He appeared for Sydney club Paddington and for a while lived in Lithgow, before returning to South Melbourne in 1915.

He was a noted placekicker who astonished Sydney crowds with his execution of the skill.

Author - Chris Weaver


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