George Bennett (Australian rules footballer)

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George Bennett
Personal information
Date of birth 22 September 1911
Date of death 10 October 1974(1974-10-10) (aged 63)
Original team(s) Camberwell (VFA)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930–1933 Hawthorn 059 0(2)
1934–1940 Footscray 108 (14)
1942–1944 Hawthorn 033 0(7)
Total 200 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1944.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

George Bennett (22 September 1911 – 10 October 1974) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray and Hawthorn in the VFL.

Bennett started his VFL career in 1930 with Hawthorn and remained with the club until the end of the 1933 season. The club was enforcing a rule in which a player who missed three consecutive senior games due to either injury or suspension had to return to the side through the reserves. Bennett disagreed with this rule and moved to Footscray for the 1934 season. The following season he won their best and fairest award as well as finishing 8th in the Brownlow Medal. He came back to the Hawks in 1942 and retired two years later after bringing up his 200th league game.

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