Dick Taylor (Australian rules footballer)

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Dick Taylor
Dick Taylor (before 1935).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1901-11-28)28 November 1901
Date of death 25 May 1962(1962-05-25) (aged 60)
Original team(s) South Yarra
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1922–1931 Melbourne 161 0(98)
1932–1934 North Melbourne 040 0(25)
1935 Melbourne 003 00(2)
Total 204 (125)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1932–1934 North Melbourne 42 (14–27–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Career highlights
  • Melbourne premiership player 1926
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Richard 'Dick' Taylor (28 November 1901 – 25 May 1962)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Taylor played as a centreman, and made his VFL debut in 1922 with Melbourne. He was a member of their 1926 premiership side and represented Victoria at interstate football during his time at Melbourne. In 1927 he finished equal second behind Syd Coventry in the Brownlow Medal count.

He moved to North Melbourne in 1932 where he was given the captaincy. His role was expanded to captain-coach in 1933, having coached the club for part of 1932.


  1. ^ "Dick Taylor - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 

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The Victorian Football League’s Interstate team that drew with South Australia, in Adelaide, 13.10 (88) to 11.22 (88) on Saturday, 16 June 1928.
Back Row: Jack Moriarty, Albert "Leeter" Collier, Hugh Dunbar, Gordon "Nuts" Coventry, Bob Johnson, Jack Baggott.
Second Row: Jack Vosti, Charlie Stanbridge, Arthur Stevens, Alex Duncan, Dick Taylor, Ted Baker.
Front Row: Basil McCormack, Arthur Rayson, Alan Geddes (vice-captain), Syd Coventry (captain), Barney Carr, Arthur “Bull” Coghlan, Herbert White.