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Key Facts

Full name
William Strang

Known as
Bill Strang

Born
7 October 1883

Died
9 May 1937 (aged 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 276d
Last game: 29y 320d

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 24

Family links
Doug Strang (Son)Gordon Strang (Son)Colin Strang (Son)Allan Strang (Son)John Perry (Grandson)Geoff Strang (Grandson)

Bill Strang

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1904-1907, 191369801.1658%0
AlburyRDFA1908-1912
Total1904-191369801.16

AFL: 981st player to appear, 3,405th most games played, 1,341st most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 146th player to appear, 225th most games played, 90th most goals kicked

William Strang was a fine aerialist who played the game hard but fair. He gave good service to South Melbourne as both a follower and a forward in 69 VFL games between 1904 and 1907 as well as in 1913. During the intervening time he played for Albury. William Strang's three sons Doug, Gordon and Alan all played VFL football.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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