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Key Facts

Full name
William Hendrie

Known as
Bill Hendrie

Born
22 January 1884

Died
11 May 1939 (aged 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 26y 119d
Last game: 31y 113d

Senior clubs
Richmond; Preston; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 5, 11, 15, 12

Recruited from
Richmond (1908); Preston (1910)

Bill Hendrie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondVFA1905-1906
PrestonVFA1908-1909
MelbourneV/AFL1910-191587400.4631%0
VFA1905-1906, 1908-1909
V/AFL1910-191587400.4631%0
Total1905-1906, 1908-191587400.46

AFL: 1,646th player to appear, 2,724th most games played, 2,381st most goals kickedMelbourne: 228th player to appear, 189th most games played, 188th most goals kicked

Ruckman Bill Hendrie commenced his senior career in the VFA with Richmond, but when the club entered the VFL in 1908 he transferred to another VFA side Preston. Clearly a player of considerable ability, Hendrie only spent a couple of seasons at Preston before securing a well earned elevation to league ranks with Melbourne. Powerful, tireless and scrupulously fair, he was a virtual ever-present in the Redlegs' senior team for the next five seasons. His last season was 1915, when he added four VFL games for a final career tally of 87. He also kicked 40 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications. Richmond statistics courtesy of tigerlandarchive.org.

Footnotes

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