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Key Facts

Full name
Herbert Grindell Hurrey

Known as
Bert Hurrey

27 January 1888

Place of birth
Herberton, QLD (4887)

16 December 1961 (aged 73)

Place of death
Chatswood, NSW (2057)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 131d
Last game: 25y 215d

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
University: 11, 21

State of origin

Bert Hurrey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,396th player to appear, 2,347th most games played, 2,960th most goals kickedUniversity: 24th player to appear, 1st most games played, 9th most goals kicked

Bert Hurrey holds a distinction which will never be eclipsed. Between 1908 and 1913 he played 101 VFL games for University, which is a club record; indeed, he was the only University player to exceed 100 games.

As a player, Hurrey was extremely versatile, equally capable of holding down a set position or roving. In 1912, when playing as a centreman, he was widely rated as the best in that position in the league.

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.