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Key Facts

Full name
Ian Hull

Known as
Ian Hull

20 June 1916

1 July 1985 (aged 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 317d
Last game: 28y 361d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 27

Ian Hull

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1936-1942, 1945107420.3963%10.212.570
Total1936-1942, 1945107420.3963%10.212.570

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,350th player to appear, 2,221st most games played, 2,331st most goals kickedRichmond: 354th player to appear, 136th most games played, 173rd most goals kicked

Ian Hull was a strong marking, shrewd and highly courageous key position player who could operate at either end of the ground but was probably better suited to defence. He joined Richmond in 1932 but over the course of a two season stint did not advance beyond the reserves. He went on to spend the 1935 season playing in the amateurs, chiefly as a forward, for Brighton Technical School Old Boys, whose goal kicking list he headed with 87 goals.

The 1936 season saw him back at Richmond and this time he got to play seniors, although he also played a fair number of reserves games. In 1939 he was a member of the Richmond reserves losing grand final team against Melbourne. A year later, playing at centre half back, he was a member of the senior side which succumbed in the premiership decider to the same opposition. Between 1943 and 1946 he served, often abroad, in the AIF, although he did manage to play a final six games for the Tigers in 1945, taking his overall tally of appearances for the club to 107. He booted 42 goals.

After being discharged from the AIF in Adelaide Ian Hull joined Port Adelaide in 1947 and went on to play 10 games and kick one goal over the course of that season and the next. He later briefly captain-coached Horsham in the Wimmera League but a foot injury sustained pre-season brought about his retirement as a player and he later resigned as coach as well.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article;


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