Cyril Abotomey

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Cyril Abotomey
Personal information
Full name Cecil Phillip Abotomey
Nickname Cyril
Born 1902
White Cliffs, New South Wales
Died 20 December 1980
Brisbane, Queensland
Playing information
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1923–24 Easts (Sydney) 21 4 2 0 16

Cecil "Cyril" Abotomey (1902-1980) was an Australian rugby league footballer for the Eastern Suburbs club of the New South Wales Rugby League competition.

Abotomey, a Paddington junior in Rugby League and Cricket, who played in both the centre and wing positions, was a member of Eastern Suburbs 1923 premiership winning side. Abotomey was also a member of the Eastern Suburbs side that won the presidents cup in 1922, and is officially recognised as Eastern Suburbs 138th player. He eventually moved to Brisbane and continued his career there. He died in Brisbane in 1980 and was buried at the Toowong Cemetery on 22 December 1980.

References[edit]

  • The Encyclopedia Of Rugby League, Alan Whiticker and Glen Hudson
  • History Of The New South Wales Rugby League Finals, Steve Hadden
  • From Where The Sun Rises, 100 Years Of The Sydney Roosters, Ian Heads, ISBN 9780977522651.