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Key Facts

Full name
William Milroy

Known as
Bill Milroy

Born
24 October 1929

Died
21 June 1992 (aged 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 187d
Last game: 26y 299d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Carlton

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 12
Carlton: 12, 2

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1951)

Bill Milroy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1950-1951700.0043%0
CarltonV/AFL1951-195690500.5652%13
V/AFL1950-195697500.5252%13
Total1950-195697500.5252%13

AFL: 5,981st player to appear, 2,452nd most games played, 2,000th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 420th player to appear, 692nd most games played, 903rd most goals kickedCarlton: 653rd player to appear, 200th most games played, 161st most goals kicked

Bill Milroy joined North Melbourne from Terang and made his senior VFL debut for the club in 1950. He struggled to establish himself, however, and early the following season was cleared to Carlton. Although never quite in the very top bracket as a player, he gave the Blues commendable service, mainly as a knock ruckman, in 90 league games over the better part of six seasons. His tally of 50 goals during that time affords evidence that he was a useful player while resting in the forward lines. A combination of immense determination, doggedness and energy helped compensate to a large extent for any skill deficiencies.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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