Bill Cleary (Australian footballer)
|Full name||William Cleary|
|Date of birth||26 February 1868|
|Date of death||27 January 1942(aged 73)|
|Original team(s)||South Ballarat|
|Height||177 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|1886-1887||South Ballarat||29 (6)|
|1888–1896||Fitzroy (VFA)||152 (44)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1899.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Cleary came from South Ballarat, and after two seasons crossed to Fitzroy. He was vice captain in 1894-1896, and after Tom Banks retired, was 28 when he captained Fitzroy in the inaugural VFL season. He resigned the captaincy, which went to Alec Sloan the following season.
- Bill Cleary's statistics from AFL Tables
- Bill Cleary's profile from AustralianFootball.com
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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