Ron Phillips (Australian footballer)

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Ron Phillips
Personal information
Full name Horace Ronald Phillips
Date of birth (1921-06-03)3 June 1921[1]
Place of birth Peterborough, South Australia[1]
Date of death 11 January 2007(2007-01-11) (aged 85)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1940, 1946–1953 North Adelaide 139 (219)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1953.

Horace Ronald "Ron" Phillips (3 June 1921 – 11 January 2007[2]) was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Adelaide in the SANFL. He won back to back Magarey Medals in 1948 and 1949, the only other North Adelaide player to achieve this feat is Tommy MacKenzie.

Phillips was a very versatile footballer and played in most positions during his 139-game career. His 1948 Magarey Medal win was at centre half back and he won the award the following season when playing at centre half forward.[3] From 1949 to 1952 he topped North Adelaide's goalkicking, with his best tally of 66 goals coming in 1952. He also played interstate football for South Australia, making a total of 10 appearances.


  1. ^ a b "World War Two Nominal Roll". Government of Australia. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Farewell to a North Adelaide legend". Standard Messenger. 24 January 2007. 
  3. ^ "Phillips, North Adelaide, Wins Magarey Medal.". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 6 September 1949. p. 1. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

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