Albert Hollingworth

Albert Edward Hollingworth (16 August 1910 – 1 October 1968) was an Australian rules footballer for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the 1930s.[1]

Albert Hollingworth
Personal information
Full name Albert Edward Hollingworth
Date of birth (1910-08-16)16 August 1910
Place of birth Rosewater, South Australia
Date of death 1 October 1968(1968-10-01) (aged 58)
Place of death Woodville, South Australia
Position(s) Centre half-forward
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1934–1940 Port Adelaide 91 (193)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1935, 1937–38 South Australia 6
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Hollingworth was a strong marking, long kicking centre half forward who made his league debut in 1934, and enjoyed a very successful season which earned him the club’s best and fairest award. His inaccurate shooting for goal, however, yielding a tally of 4.7, was a factor in Port Adelaide's grand final loss that year.[2]

Hollingworth won another club best and fairest award in 1936[3], and, after being moved to full forward following Jack Prideaux’s retirement, he topped the Magpies’ goal-kicking list in 1938 with 45 goals and in 1939 with 78. A South Australian interstate representative on half a dozen occasions, including both matches at the 1937 Perth carnival, he played a total of 91 league games including five Grand Finals.

References

  1. http://australianfootball.com/players/player/albert%2Bhollingworth/11
  2. "Glenelg 1934 Premiers". The Advertiser. Adelaide, South Australia. 8 October 1934. p. 6.
  3. "Trophies For Port Adelaide Footballers". The Advertiser. Adelaide, South Australia. 23 November 1936. p. 9.


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