||Edwin John Alley
|Date of birth
||30 July 1881
|Place of birth
||St Arnaud, Victoria
|Date of death
||18 July 1949
|Place of death
||173 cm / 71 kg
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1903 season.
Edwin John "Ted" Alley (30 July 1881 - 18 July 1949) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Some AFL sources list his name as Ned Alley.
Alley appeared in 15 of South Melbourne 17 games in the 1902 VFL season. He played just once the following year.
In 1907, with regular captain Paddy Noonan unavailable, Alley captained Williamstown to an 18 point grand final victory over West Melbourne, in the Victorian Football Association. This gave him the distinction of being Williamstown's first ever premiership captain.
Alley, who made his living as an engineer, served overseas with the 3rd Pioneer Battalion during World War I. He took part in London's "Pioneer Exhibition Game", which was played in 1916.
In 1920 he was appointed Captain-coach of Hawthorn when the club was in the Victorian Football Association. He stood down as captain midway through his only season at the club.