Billy Duckworth

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Billy Duckworth
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-02-21) 21 February 1959 (age 55)
Original team West Perth
Height/Weight 187cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982-1990 Essendon 126 (64)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1990 season.
Career highlights
  • 1984 Norm Smith Medalist
  • West Australian state of origin representative
  • Dual premiership player with Essendon, 1984 and 1985

Bill Duckworth (born 21 February 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the VFL. He is best known for winning the 1984 Norm Smith Medal. His brother John also played league football.

Duckworth appeared 35 times for the West Perth Falcons before being recruited by Essendon in 1982. He played as an aggressive defender, often seen at the fullback position. His heroics in the 1984 Grand Final win over Hawthorn earned him best on ground recognition and he won another premiership with the Bombers the following season. Duckworth retired in 1990 and returned to Western Australia.

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