Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
William Vanthoff

Known as
Bill Vanthoff

1 January 1909

7 June 1992 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 122d
Last game: 25y 159d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 21

Bill Vanthoff

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,662nd player to appear, 3,732nd most games played, 2,298th most goals kickedMelbourne: 475th player to appear, 279th most games played, 179th most goals kicked

Melbourne's Bill Vanthoff only had a comparatively brief career at the top level, but he impressed sufficiently to gain selection for the VFL against South Australia at the 1933 Sydney carnival. Nimble and lively, he played most of his football as a crumbing forward, although he could also do a job as a rover. His 60 VFL games between 1930 and 1934 saw him kick 42 goals. 

Author - John Devaney


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