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Key Facts

Full name
Alfred Hurley

Known as
Alf Hurley

Born
15 May 1913

Died
11 June 1991 (aged 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 356d
Last game: 29y 36d

Height and weight
Height: 161 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Fitzroy; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 22
Fitzroy: 22, 31
St. Kilda: 22

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1938); Fitzroy (1942)

Alf Hurley

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1935-193836601.6739%13.005.002
FitzroyV/AFL1938-193916241.5038%3
St. KildaV/AFL1942100.00100%0
V/AFL1935-1939, 194253841.5840%13.005.005
Total1935-1939, 194253841.5840%13.005.005

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,250th player to appear, 4,074th most games played, 1,258th most goals kickedHawthorn: 202nd player to appear, 318th most games played, 105th most goals kickedFitzroy: 541st player to appear, 514th most games played, 193rd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 812th player to appear, 1,590th most games played, 1,443rd most goals kicked

Playing mainly as a permanent forward pocket Alf Hurley helped himself to numerous goals over the course of a career spanning almost a decade. After playing for Port Melbourne CYMS and then Port Melbourne in the VFA he made his senior VFL debut for Hawthorn in 1935, the first of 36 games he would play for the club over three and a half seasons. He booted 60 goals. Part of the way through the 1938 season he crossed to Fitzroy and added another 16 appearances and 24 goals during that year and the next. He later made a fleeting return to the VFL with St Kilda, for whom he played a single goalless game in 1942, with the interim period being spent back at Port Melbourne, where he ultimately played 61 VFA games and booted 98 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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