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Billy Deans

Image DOB: 2 December 1922
Died: 7 August 2006

MFC Debut: Round 13, 1942 against Richmond at Punt Road
Last Game: Semi Final 1950 against Geelong at MCG

From: Dandenong/South Melbourne

Number: 5 1943-1950

Honours:
Premiership Player - 1948
Grand Final team - 1946
Life Member - 1969

Games: 151 (152 total)
Goals: 20 (21 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
8316754.96

Cut by the Swans after just one game, Deans went on to become a premiership back pocket player for the Demons. One of the most durable players of his era he played 135 consecutive games between 1943 and 1950.

In Round 13, 1948 he was knocked out cold in a game and had his nose rearranged across his face - his teammate, the doctor Don Cordner straightened it out on the spot.

In 1951 Deans was cleared to become playing coach of Northcote. Remained there until end 1952, then coached Daylesford until the end of 1953 and Reservoir in 1954. In 1971 he was a member of Melbourne's recruiting staff - remaining in the job until the mid 80s.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1942 430
1943 1360
1944 1840
1945 2000
1946 2230
1947 1913
1948 2301
1949 1911
1950 1322
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 13, 1946 Charging Not Guilty
Round 13, 1949 Striking Not Guilty
Round 7, 1950 Striking 4 matches
Round 17, 1950 Striking Not Guilty

Lists
100 Plus Consecutive Games
South Melbourne
VFA

Media
Record - 01/08/1942
Sporting Globe - 17/07/1948
Sporting Globe - 21/04/1954
Dandenong Journal - 23/06/1954

Links
VFA Project profile
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 11 November 2018 16:24:01 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 25)

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