|Full name||William Thomas John Valli|
|Date of birth||16 April 1950|
|Original team(s)||Hale School|
|Height||171 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb)|
|1969–1978||West Perth||147 (207)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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, 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.
- Bill Valli's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Profile at Australian Football.com
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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