Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
William Daly

Known as
Bill Daly

7 November 1892

26 September 1980 (aged 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 289d
Last game: 26y 289d

Senior clubs
Melbourne; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 4, 6, 9

Recruited from
Melbourne (1915)

Family links
John Daly (Cousin)

Bill Daly

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1915, 1917-19195910.0275%0
V/AFL1913, 1915, 1917-19196120.0374%0
Total1913, 1915, 1917-19196120.0374%0

AFL: 2,034th player to appear, 3,682nd most games played, 7,641st most goals kickedMelbourne: 292nd player to appear, 1,140th most games played, 853rd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 278th player to appear, 274th most games played, 887th most goals kicked

Melbourne recruited Bill Daly from Wonthaggi in 1913 but he only managed a couple of appearances and one goal for the year. In 1915 he was cleared to South Melbourne, where he came into his own as a highly dependable defender. He was on a half back flank in South’s 9.8 to 7.15 defeat of Collingwood in the 1918 grand final. In 1920, after 59 VFL games and one goal for the southerners, he crossed to VFA side Footscray where, over the course of that season and the next, he added a final eight games to his career tally.

Author - John Devaney


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