Alby Naismith

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Alby Naismith
Personal information
Full name Albert Henry Naismith
Date of birth 13 November 1917
Place of birth Clifton Hill, Victoria
Date of death 14 June 1981(1981-06-14) (aged 63)
Original team(s) Alphington
Height / weight 183 cm / 81 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1938–1943 Hawthorn 68 (85)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1943.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Albert Henry "Alby" Naismith (13 November 1917 – 14 June 1981)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Naismith was a forward, used in the pockets and at centre half-forward.[2] An Alphington recruit, he was the leading goal-kicker for Hawthorn on two occasions, with 30 goals in 1938 and 25 goals in 1940.[3]

He had a brother, Herb Naismith, who played for Collingwood. They were both sons of Wally Naismith, a premiership player at Fitzroy.

Naismith later played for Oakleigh, as a full-forward.[4]


  1. ^ "Albert Naismith - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ AFL Tables: Albert Naismith
  4. ^ The Argus,"A. Naismith Deadly At Oakleigh", 24 April 1950, p. 20