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Key Facts

Full name
William Eason

Known as
Bill Eason

Born
15 December 1881

Died
5 December 1957 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 139d
Last game: 33y 249d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 1, 15, 5

Family links
Alec Eason (Brother)Dick Eason (Nephew)

Bill Eason

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1902-19152201870.8538%0
Total1902-19152201870.8538%0

AFL: 715th player to appear, 456th most games played, 448th most goals kickedGeelong: 77th player to appear, 31st most games played, 39th most goals kicked

The older brother of 'Bunny', centreman Bill Eason was the first Geelong player to notch 200 VFL games. A dashing and brilliant attacking player, he was renowned for his elusiveness and exemplary kicking to position. When needed, he could perform effectively on either a half forward or half back flank. In all, he played 220 senior games from 1902 to 1915, and was Geelong captain between 1910 and 1913. His attacking prowess is evidenced by his feat in kicking 187 career goals. He played one interstate match for the VFL.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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