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24 September 1891
8 May 1963 (aged 71)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 232d
Last game: 28y 17d
Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg
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AFL: 1,640th player to appear, 1,700th most games played, 1,722nd most goals kickedRichmond: 65th player to appear, 94th most games played, 123rd most goals kicked
Having played with Richmond Boys and Yarra Park Percy Maybury made his League debut with Richmond in 1910. He continued with the Wasps until the 1919 grand final, by which time he had played 128 games and kicked 61 goals. It was said of him that, over the course of his entire VFL career, he had played in every position on the field except ruck. However, far and away the majority of his football was played either in the centre or on a half forward flank. He was an exceptionally creative player who kicked both long and accurately with either foot.
In the aforementioned 1919 grand final - Richmond’s first in the VFL - Maybury captained his side to a respectable 25 point loss against Collingwood. He was actually deputising for William Thomas who had been elected captain only to break his leg in round thirteen.
After leaving the VFL scene behind Percy Maybury was appointed captain-coach of VFA side Footscray whom he promptly steered to the 1920 premiership courtesy of a 10.9 to 8.18 grand final defeat of Brunswick. A year later the Tricolours again made the premiership decider only to go down to Williamstown.
Maybury’s last port of call as a player was Frankston of the Peninsula Football Association whom he captain-coached to a flag in 1922.
Author - John Devaney