Billy Duckworth

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For the 1940s Collingwood player, see Bill Duckworth (footballer, born 1918).
Billy Duckworth
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-02-21) 21 February 1959 (age 58)
Original team(s) West Perth
Height / weight 187cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982–1990 Essendon 126 (64)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Career highlights
  • 1984 Norm Smith Medalist
  • West Australian state of origin representative
  • Dual premiership player with Essendon, 1984 and 1985
Sources: AFL Tables,

Bill Duckworth (born 21 February 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the VFL and West Perth in the West Australian Football League. He is best known for winning the 1984 Norm Smith Medal. His brother John also played league football.

Duckworth appeared 35 times for the Cardinals (as they were known up to 1982) before being recruited by Essendon. He played as an aggressive defender, often seen at the fullback position. His heroics in the 1984 Grand Final win over Hawthorn earned him best on ground recognition and he won another premiership with the Bombers the following season. Duckworth retired in 1990 and returned to West Perth.

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