Wally Buttsworth

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Wally Buttsworth
Personal information
Full name Wallace Francis Buttsworth
Date of birth (1917-01-21)21 January 1917
Place of birth North Perth, Western Australia
Date of death 22 May 2002(2002-05-22) (aged 85)
Place of death Milton, New South Wales
Height / weight 185 cm / 91 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1935–1937 West Perth 051 (10)
1939–1949 Essendon 188 0(2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1949.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Wallace Francis 'Wally' Buttsworth (21 January 1917 – 22 May 2002) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).


A defender, Buttsworth was a best and fairest winner for Essendon on three occasions and played in two VFL premiership teams.[2] He is the centre half-back in Essendon's 'Team of the Century'.[2]

Before he joined Essendon, Buttsworth played for the West Perth Football Club and also represented Western Australia in two first-class cricket matches.[3][4]


His younger brother Fred Buttsworth was also a cricketer and footballer.[5] Their father, Frederick Richard Buttsworth, was himself a first-class cricketer.[6]


  1. ^ "Wallace Buttsworth (West Perth)". WAFL Online. 
  2. ^ a b Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Wallace Buttsworth (2)". CricketArchive. 
  5. ^ Devaney, John. Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion. Full Points Publications. ISBN 0-9556897-1-6. 
  6. ^ "Frederick Buttsworth". CricketArchive. 

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