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Key Facts

Full name
Harold Coy

Known as
Harry Coy

4 February 1900

17 July 1962 (aged 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 92d
Last game: 28y 189d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
Port Melbourne; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 19

Recruited from
Port Melbourne (1921)

Harry Coy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port MelbourneVFA1919-192028

AFL: 2,597th player to appear, 2,030th most games played, 6,547th most goals kickedMelbourne: 381st player to appear, 135th most games played, 616th most goals kicked

Harold Coy made his senior debut with Port Melbourne in 1919. After two seasons and 28 games with the club he moved to Melbourne where, despite standing only 178cm in height, and weighing just 75kg, he rapidly developed into one of the most effective full backs in the VFL. Combining formidable pace with astute judgement, he was extremely hard to beat one on one, and was a key factor in Melbourne's sudden rise to prominence in 1926. In that year's Challenge Final win over Collingwood he kept his much heftier and more powerful opponent Gordon Coventry to just a couple of goals. Coy played 115 games and kicked four goals for the Fuchsias between 1921 and 1928.

Author - John Devaney


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