Alf Gough (footballer, born 1888)

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Alf Gough
Personal information
Full name Alfred L. Gough
Date of birth 8 March 1888
Date of death 22 April 1930(1930-04-22) (aged 42)
Original team Leopold[1]
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1908-1911, 1915 South Melbourne 63 (47)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1915 season.

Alf Gough (8 March 1888 - 22 April 1930)[2][3] was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Gough was a forward pocket and second rover for South Melbourne in their 1909 premiership team. He kicked South Melbourne's fourth and final goal, in the third quarter, which helped them secure a two point win.[4] In 1910 he didn't miss a single game and he appeared in the opening 16 rounds of the 1911 VFL season.[5]

He then spent some time in New South Wales, playing for Sydney club Paddington. He was the inaugural coach of the Hawthorn Football Club when they were accepted into the VFA.[6] He returned to South Melbourne for one final season in 1915.[7]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ The Age,"Death Of Former Footballer", 30 April 1930, p. 5
  3. ^ "Alf Gough - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "South Ends Nineteen Year Drought". Full Points Footy. 
  5. ^ AFL Tables: Alf Gough
  6. ^ Gordon, Harry. The Hard Way – Story of the Hawthorn Football Club. ISBN 0-949853-42-9. 
  7. ^ Sydney Morning Herald,"The Australian Game", 14 May 1913, p. 5