Percy Bentley

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Percy Bentley
Personal information
Full name Percy Bentley
Date of birth (1906-12-13)13 December 1906
Date of death 25 March 1982(1982-03-25) (aged 75)
Original team(s) Burnley Methodists
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–1940 Richmond 263 (275)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria 6
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1934–1940 Richmond 133 (86–46–1)
1941–1955 Carlton 281 (167–110–4)
Total 414 (253–156–5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1940.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1955.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Percy Bentley (13 December 1906 − 25 March 1982) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League.

Bentley was a strong ruckman and great tactician who was a key player and coach for the Richmond Football Club during his era. He later coached Carlton Football Club during the 1940s and 1950s.

In 1996 Bentley was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Career highlights[edit]

Playing career:

  • Richmond 1925–1940 (Games: 263 Goals: 272)

Player honours:

  • Richmond captain 1932–1940
  • Richmond premierships 1932, 1934 (captain-coach)
  • Victorian representative 6 matches

Coaching record:

  • Richmond 1934–1940 (133 games, 86 wins, 46 losses, 1 draw), Premiership 1934
  • Carlton 1941–1955 (281 games, 167 wins, 110 losses, 4 draws), Premierships 1945, 1947.

References[edit]

  • Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 40. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X. 
  • Hogan P: The Tigers of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996
  • AFL: Hall of Fame