Bill Faul

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Bill Faul
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Personal information
Date of birth 8 June 1909
Original team Wembley
Height/Weight 179 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
South Melbourne
117 (2)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1939-1941, 1949-1952
1948, 1953-1956
Prahran (VFA)
Northcote (VFA)
Moorabbin (VFA)
South Melbourne
36 (12-24-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1938 season.

Bill Faul (born 8 June 1909, date of death unknown) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Subiaco in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL).

Faul debuted in 1932 and finished second in the Brownlow Medal. He won the club's Best and Fairest award in the same year. 1938 was his final season of playing.

After playing, Faul took up coaching. Over fifteen seasons, he coached a total of 313 Victorian Football Association games for Prahran, Northcote and Moorabbin[1] – this was the VFA/VFL record until 2014, when passed by Gerard FitzGerald.[2]

Faul also coached Association representative teams in Interstate Carnivals.[3] He returned to South Melbourne in 1960 to coach the club for two seasons.

He was named in the half back line in South Melbourne/Sydney's 'Team of the Century'.[4]


  1. ^ Inside Football - 20 July 2011, p. 43
  2. ^ "FitzGerald to break coaching record". Sportingpulse. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Faul switches to Moorabbin". The Sun News-Pictorial. 16 October 1956. p. 36. 
  4. ^ "Team of the Century". Official AFL Website of the Sydney Swans. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 

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