Verdun Howell

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Verdun Howell
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-06-16) 16 June 1936 (age 78)
Place of birth Tasmania
Original team City-South
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1958–1968 St Kilda 159 (55)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1971 Richmond 1 (0-1-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1968 season.
Career highlights

Verdun John Howell (born 16 June 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played senior football in Tasmania and in the VFL (now AFL).

Howell played with City-South from 1953 to 1957. He was a member of that club's 1954 and 1956 NTFA premiership teams and in 1957 won City's best and fairest award.

Howell made his VFL debut with the St Kilda Football Club in 1958 after being signed from Tasmania in 1953. He initially played on the half forward line, then later as a half back before playing with the Saints as a full back, where he won the 1959 Brownlow Medal, tying with Bob Skilton. Later in his career he spent some time in the forward line, once kicking nine goals against Hawthorn. He was vice captain to Darrel Baldock for several seasons.

Howell was inducted to the Saints' inaugural Hall of Fame in 2003. He played 159 games and kicked 55 goals. He was inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame in 2013.


Preceded by
Neil Roberts
Brownlow Medallist (tied with Bob Skilton)
Succeeded by
John Schultz