Eric Guy

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Eric Guy
Personal information
Full name Eric Arthur Guy[1]
Date of birth 18 August 1932
Date of death 3 May 1991(1991-05-03) (aged 58)
Original team(s) Carrum (MPFL)
Height / weight 183 cm / 91 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1957–1962 St Kilda 93 (0)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1972, 1974 St Kilda 6 (3–3–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Eric Arthur Guy (18 August 1932 – 3 May 1991)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the VFL.

After initially playing for the Carrum Football Club in the Mornington Peninsula Football League, Guy started his top level senior career at the Oakleigh Football Club in the Victorian Football Association in 1952. In a controversial start to his career at Oakleigh, both Guy and his Carrum teammate Bill Botten played the opening match of the 1952 season before their transfer paperwork had been formally lodged, which resulted in the match, which Oakleigh had won by ten goals, being forfeited to Brunswick.[3] Guy played 91 senior games for the club over five years.

He did enough to catch the eye of St Kilda and they recruited him for the 1957 season. A tough and fearless half back flanker, he served as vice-captain at St Kilda for three of his six seasons, as well as representing Victoria in interstate football.

Guy died in 1991.


  1. ^ "VFA named in writ". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 13 August 1952. p. 11. 
  2. ^ "Eric Guy - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Ian McDonald (6 May 1952). "Oakleigh loses four points". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. p. 8. 
  • Fiddian, Marc: Devils at Play. A History of the Oakleigh Football Club, Pakenham Gazette, Pakenham 1982

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