Bill Valli

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Bill Valli
Personal information
Full name William Thomas John Valli
Date of birth (1950-04-16) 16 April 1950 (age 69)
Original team(s) Hale School
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1969–1978 West Perth 147 (207)
1979 Collingwood 017 0(17)
1980 Essendon 001 00(0)
1981–1982 Subiaco 037 00(?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

William Thomas John "Bill" Valli (born 16 April 1950) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Valli had a noted career with WANFL club West Perth prior to arriving in the VFL. He played 147 senior games for West Perth between 1969 and 1978,[1] winning their 'Fairest and best' award on three occasions, 1974, 1977 and 1978. Although in 2000 he was named in West Perth's official 'Team of the Century' as a forward pocket, he spent most of his time as a rover. He also represented Western Australia in six interstate matches during his career.

His VFL stint began in 1979 with Collingwood and despite playing the majority of their games that season missed out on selection in the 1979 Grand Final. The following season he crossed to Essendon but could only manage the solitary game.

In 1981, Valli returned to Western Australia and spent the next two years at Subiaco to bring his final WANFL/WAFL tally to 184 games.

A real estate agent and auctioneer, Bill Valli currently works as a sales representative for Holdsworth Real Estate in Yokine, Western Australia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premiership Players 1931 - 2009". West Australian Football Commission.
  2. ^ "Meet the Team". Horizon Realty Group.