Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
William Pavey

Known as
Bill Pavey

26 September 1913

14 June 1982 (aged 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 231d
Last game: 31y 221d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 20, 19

Bill Pavey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 4,487th player to appear, 2,426th most games played, 5,597th most goals kickedHawthorn: 228th player to appear, 144th most games played, 396th most goals kicked

Bill Pavey was a solid follower and defender from Newport who served Hawthorn well in precisely 100 VFL games from 1937 to 1945, in the course of which he scored seven goals. He was quite small and light for a follower at just 179cm and 78kg. However, he boasted a good spring and surprising strength, attributes which helped him compete effectively with opponents of bigger build.

Author - John Devaney


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