Ray Powell (footballer)

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Ray Powell
Personal information
Full name Ray Powell
Date of birth 7 August 1923
Date of death 7 July 1993(1993-07-07) (aged 69)
Original team(s) Essendon Stars
Height / weight 178 cm / 70 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1942–1947 Essendon 49 (69)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1947.

Ray Powell (7 August 1923 – 7 July 1993) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Powell was a utility player, often featuring as a half forward flanker.[1] He only twice played more than half the game in a season, with 16 appearances in 1944, followed by 14 games in 1945.[2] His 43 goals in 1944, five of them in the finals, were enough to top Essendon's goal-kicking.[3]

He played for Brunswick from 1947 to 1949 and was then coach of Ascot Vale.[4]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Ray Powell
  3. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 – The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  4. ^ "Powell, Ray". Essendon Football Club official website.