Bill Wilson (footballer)

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Bill Wilson
Personal information
Full name William Wilson
Date of birth (1924-10-18)18 October 1924
Date of death 11 July 1969(1969-07-11) (aged 44)
Place of death Manila
Original team(s) Richmond Recruits
Height / weight 173 cm / 75 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1944–1954 Richmond 185 (225)[1]
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

William "Bill" Wilson (18 October 1924 – 11 July 1969) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL in between 1944 and 1954 for the Richmond Football Club.

After leaving Richmond he had three seasons with Glenelg in the SANFL, coming equal third for the Magarey Medal in 1955.

He then returned to Richmond and coached the Under 19 side from 1958 to 1960, leading them to the premiership in his first year. He was a Richmond committeeman between 1966 and 1968, when he retired. He died in Manila in July 1969.[2]


  1. ^ "AFL Tables - Bill Wilson - Stats - Statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "From the Games". The Age. 14 July 1969. p. 22. 
  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996

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