Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Barry Gill

Known as
Barry Gill

21 January 1945 (age 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 95d
Last game: 27y 134d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Williamstown

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 21

Family links
John Gill (Brother)Frank Gill (Uncle)Dick Gill (Cousin)

Barry Gill

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,566th player to appear, 1,613th most games played, 6,248th most goals kickedCarlton: 759th player to appear, 105th most games played, 564th most goals kicked

Recruited by Carlton from Casterton, Barry Gill was somewhat less of a household name than many of his Blues teammates, but was nevertheless an important contributor to two premierships. Combining pace and toughness with a knack for getting the ball onto his boot both quickly and effectively, he was the archetypal no frills defender who seldom gave his opponent any latitude. He was on a half back flank when Carlton outlasted Essendon by three points in the 1968 Grand Final, and in his more accustomed position of back pocket two years later in the famous come from behind victory over Collingwood (reviewed here). He also played in the losing Grand Final of 1969 against Richmond. 

Barry Gill's senior VFL career comprised 132 games between 1964 and 1972. Gill spent the 1973 and 1974 seasons as captain-coach of VFA first division club Williamstown.

Author - John Devaney


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