|Date of birth||7 June 1956|
|Height / weight||185cm / 81kg|
|1984–1985||Sydney Swans||28 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1986.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Billy Picken (born 7 June 1956) is a former Australian Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club and the Sydney Swans. Picken arrived at Collingwood in 1974 from Macarthur as a forward but developed into one of the games finest centre-half backs. Despite playing in four losing Grand Finals Picken maintained his reputation as a finals performer & was recognised for his fine contributions when named in the Collingwood Team of the century. When Picken controversially moved to the Swans in 1984 he was hit by a succession of injuries for the first time in his career. He later returned to Victoria Park to captain-coach the reserves.
He also played first-grade cricket for Collingwood Cricket Club and had the dubious distinction of being the first first-grade cricketer ever to be suspended by the Victorian Cricket Association for striking an opponent during a cricket match.
- Billy Picken's statistics from AFL Tables
- Collingwood Website
- Archived 4 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
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