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Key Facts

Full name
Bert Hyde

Known as
Bert Hyde

Born
3 June 1907

Died
23 October 1989 (aged 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 59d
Last game: 28y 54d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 32, 20, 2

Bert Hyde

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1925-19351292692.0916%10.006.007
PrestonVFL1936-1937
Total1925-19371292692.09

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,092nd player to appear, 1,664th most games played, 243rd most goals kickedHawthorn: 32nd player to appear, 95th most games played, 16th most goals kicked

Strong overhead, pacy, and a superb kick, Bert Hyde was a key member of Hawthorn sides for the first decade of that club's involvement in the VFL. For much of his career he played at full forward, in which position he represented the VFL, and topped the Mayblooms' goal kicking list in 1926-7-8-9-30. In 1933 he made the shift to full back with stunning success, and once again earned interstate selection. The Hawthorn phase of his  career comprised 129 VFL games and saw him kick 269 goals.

Hyde crossed to VFA club Preston as captain-coach in 1936 and enjoyed an outstanding season, tying with Coburg's 'Peter' Reville for the Recorder Cup. After one more season with the Bullants Hyde retired as a player. Returning to Hawthorn in 1938, Hyde commenced a long off-field association with the club, initially as an official, and later as a talent scout.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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