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Key Facts

Full name
William McKenzie

Known as
Bill McKenzie

Born
31 January 1889

Died
20 June 1983 (aged 94)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 202d
Last game: 30y 225d

Height and weight
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 61 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 6, 4, 27, 18

Bill McKenzie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1909-1915, 1919112110.1030%0
Total1909-1915, 1919112110.1030%0

AFL: 1,583rd player to appear, 2,049th most games played, 4,707th most goals kickedMelbourne: 222nd player to appear, 140th most games played, 407th most goals kicked

Diminutive in stature, but 'game as Ned Kelly', Melbourne's William McKenzie was a highly accomplished all round footballer and widely regarded as one of the finest VFL wingmen of his time. He boasted lightning acceleration, wonderful evasive skills, and was an excellent foot pass. McKenzie was a shining light for Melbourne during a predominantly inauspicious era for the club, playing 112 senior games and kicking 11 goals between 1909 and 1915 and in 1919.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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