Bill Faul

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Bill Faul
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Personal information
Date of birth 8 June 1909
Date of death 14 September 1974(1974-09-14) (aged 65)
Original team(s) Wembley
Height / weight 179 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1931 Subiaco 71
1932–1938 South Melbourne 117 (2)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1939–1941, 1949–1952 Prahran (VFA) 149
1948, 1953–1956 Northcote (VFA) 101
1957–1959 Moorabbin (VFA) 63
1960–1961 South Melbourne 36 (12–24–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1938.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Bill Faul (8 June 1909 – 14 September 1974)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Subiaco in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL).

A defender, Faul crossed from Subiaco to South Melbourne in 1932 and finished second in the Brownlow Medal. He won the club's Best and Fairest award in the same year.

In 1939, Faul crossed to Victorian Football Association club Prahran without a clearance, serving as playing coach.[2] Faul played for and coached Prahran until the end of 1941.[3]

After World War II, Faul served as non-playing coach, first of Northcote, then later of Moorabbin. In fifteen seasons of senior coaching (including his time at Prahran), Faul coached 313 games[4] – this was the VFA/VFL record until 2014, when passed by Gerard FitzGerald.[5]

Faul also coached Association representative teams in Interstate Carnivals.[6] He returned to South Melbourne in 1960 to coach the club for two seasons.

He was named in the half back line in South Melbourne/Sydney's 'Team of the Century'.[7]


  1. ^ "Bill Faul - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "South's ban on Faul disregarded". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 13 April 1939. p. 20. 
  3. ^ "Prahran captain retires". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 16 October 1941. p. 10. 
  4. ^ Inside Football - 20 July 2011, p. 43
  5. ^ "FitzGerald to break coaching record". Sportingpulse. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Faul switches to Moorabbin". The Sun News-Pictorial. 16 October 1956. p. 36. 
  7. ^ "Team of the Century". Official AFL Website of the Sydney Swans. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 

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