Graham Arthur

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Graham Arthur
Personal information
Full name Graham Francis Arthur
Date of birth (1936-06-09) 9 June 1936 (age 78)
Original team Sandhurst (BFL)
Height/Weight 180cm / 86kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1955–1968 Hawthorn 232 (201)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria 12 (7)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1964–1965 Hawthorn 36 (17–19–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1968 season.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1965.
Career highlights

Graham Francis Arthur is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL in the 1950s and 1960s.

Arthur played primarily as a half forward, debuting while still only 18 years old.

He was the captain of the first Hawthorn side to win the Grand Final and made a dozen appearances for the Victorian state team. He was named as captain of Hawthorn's official Team of the Century.

Arthur was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in the initial intake in 1996, his citation reading:

Hawthorn’s first premiership captain was a brilliant half-forward flanker/centreman.

Arthur's father Alan Arthur played for Essendon.

On 24 October 2000, Arthur was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australian football.[1]

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Preceded by
John Kennedy
Hawthorn Best and Fairest winner
1955
Succeeded by
Roy Simmonds
Preceded by
Alf Hughes
Hawthorn Best and Fairest winner
1958
Succeeded by
Allan Woodley
Preceded by
Ian Law
Hawthorn Best and Fairest winner
1962
Succeeded by
Ian Law
Preceded by
John Kennedy
Hawthorn Football Club captain
1960–68
Succeeded by
David Parkin
Preceded by
John Kennedy
Hawthorn Football Club coach
1964–65
Succeeded by
Peter O'Donohue