Bill Dolphin

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Bill Dolphin
Personal information
Full name Bill Dolphin
Date of birth 5 November 1881
Date of death 9 September 1969(1969-09-09) (aged 87)
Original team(s) Yarrawonga
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1905–1911 South Melbourne 100 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1911.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Bill Dolphin (5 November 1881 – 9 September 1969)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Dolphin was a fullback from Yarrawonga, who captained South Melbourne in 1907 in 1908.[2] He captained his club in the 1907 VFL Grand Final, which they lost narrowly to Carlton. An injury cost him a place in South Melbourne's 1909 premiership team, after playing in their preliminary final win the previous week.[1] In 1911 he became just the fifth South Melbourne player to reach 100 VFL games.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Bill Dolphin - 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: Bill Dolphin

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