|Full name||William Eason|
|Date of birth||2 February 1882|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Date of death||6 December 1957(aged 75)|
|Place of death||Woodend, Victoria|
|Debut||Round 1, 1902, Geelong
vs. Carlton, at Princes Park
|Height / weight||178cm, 79kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1915.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
A centreman, Eason will forever hold a place in the Geelong record books as being their first footballer to play 200 VFL games. Bill was also an outstanding cricketer in the Geelong Cricket Association taking 547 wickets at 10.7 from 1902-1931. He is buried at the East Geelong Cemetery in a family plot that is marked with his younger brother's headstone who died of injuries sustained in a football match at the Corio Oval aged in his early twenties.
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