Bill Faul

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Bill Faul
Bill Faul.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth 8 June 1909
Date of death 14 September 1974(1974-09-14) (aged 65)
Original team Wembley
Height/Weight 179 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929-1931
1932-1938
Subiaco
South Melbourne
71
117 (2)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1939-1941, 1949-1952
1948, 1953-1956
1957-1959
1960-1961
Prahran (VFA)
Northcote (VFA)
Moorabbin (VFA)
South Melbourne
149
101
63
36 (12-24-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1938 season.

Bill Faul (8 June 1909 - 14 September 1974)[1] 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[2] – this was the VFA/VFL record until 2014, when passed by Gerard FitzGerald.[3]

Faul also coached Association representative teams in Interstate Carnivals.[4] 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'.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Faul - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Inside Football - 20 July 2011, p. 43
  3. ^ "FitzGerald to break coaching record". Sportingpulse. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Faul switches to Moorabbin". The Sun News-Pictorial. 16 October 1956. p. 36. 
  5. ^ "Team of the Century". Official AFL Website of the Sydney Swans. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 

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