Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Vivian Randall

Known as
Viv Randall

7 March 1914

7 September 1985 (aged 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 136d
Last game: 24y 173d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 7

Family links
Trevor Randall (Son)Pepa Randall (Great grand-daughter)

Viv Randall

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,200th player to appear, 3,254th most games played, 6,600th most goals kickedHawthorn: 196th player to appear, 202nd most games played, 468th most goals kicked

A product of future Metropolitan Amateur Football Association club Caulfield (not to be confused with the later club of that name which competed in the VFA), Viv Randall was recruited by Hawthorn in 1934 and went on to enjoy a memorable, if brief, VFL career. A classy wingman, he was acknowledged as one of the best players in that position in the league, a status affirmed by his selection to represent Victoria on two occasions.

In 1939, after 73 games and four goals for the Mayblooms, Randall crossed to VFA side Camberwell, where he played 22 games and kicked nine goals in 1939-40 to round off his playing career.

Author - John Devaney


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