Col Williamson

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Col Williamson
Personal information
Full name Colin M. Williamson
Date of birth 31 December 1913
Date of death 29 May 1997(1997-05-29) (aged 83)
Original team(s) Northcote (VFA)
Height/Weight 185 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1937-1946 St Kilda 165 (44)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1952-1953 St Kilda 37 (7-30-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1946 season.

Colin 'Col' Williamson (31 December 1913 - 29 May 1997)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with and coached St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Although primarily a ruckman, Williamson also spent a lot of time in defense. He started out at Northcote where he was a member of a premiership team and kicked 18 goals in his debut season at St Kilda. Perhaps his best year was 1939 when he finished the Brownlow Medal count as his club's top vote getter. Williamson coached Brighton to their first and only VFA premiership in 1948. St Kilda signed him on as their coach for the 1952 season and he remained in the role for two years.


  1. ^ "Col Williamson - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  • Col Williamson's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.