Bill Eason

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Bill Eason
Personal information
Full name William Eason
Date of birth 2 February 1882
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Date of death 6 December 1957(1957-12-06) (aged 75)
Place of death Woodend, Victoria
Original team Barwon
Debut Round 1, 1902, Geelong
v. Carlton, at Princes Park
Height/Weight 178cm, 79kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1902–1915 Geelong 220 (187)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1912–1913 Geelong 37 (21-16-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1915 season.

William "Bill" Eason (2 February 1882 – 6 December 1957) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong Football Club. He was the brother of Geelong great Alec Eason.

A centreman, Eason will forever hold a place in the Geelong record books as being their first footballer to play 200 VFL games. Bill was also an outstanding cricketer in the Geelong Cricket Association taking 547 wickets @ 10.7 from 1902-1931. G.C.A. Team Of The Century. He is buried at the East Geelong Cemetery in a family plot that is marked with his younger brother's headstone who died of injuries sustained in a football match at the Corio Oval aged in his early twenties.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Henry Young
Captain of Geelong
1910–1913
Succeeded by
Billy Orchard