Alby Linton

Albert Charles Linton (18 November 1926 11 April 2010[1]) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Williamstown in the Victorian Football Association (VFA).

Alby Linton
Personal information
Full name Albert Charles Linton
Date of birth 18 November 1926
Date of death 11 April 2010(2010-04-11) (aged 83)
Original team(s) Spotswood
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1947–1952 Footscray 53 (46)
1953–1956 Williamstown 87 (226)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1952.
Sources: AFL Tables,

As an 18 year old, Linton enlisted to serve towards the end of World War II but did not see active service.[2] A rover, Linton was recruited from Footscray locally and made his debut in 1947. He played 53 games for the club and was their equal top goalkicker in 1951 with 23 goals.

In 1953 he left Footscray and joined Williamstown in the VFA, becoming a member of three premiership teams during the 1950s. He was an unusually prolific goalkicker for a player whose primary position was as a rover, and he topped the league's goalkicking in 1955 with 84 goals. Linton was the 1955 club best and fairest, and played a total of 87 games and kicked 226 goals across his four-year career with Williamstown.[3]

Linton is the rover in Williamstown's official 'Team of the Century', and in 2014 was an inaugural inductee in the club's hall of fame.[4]


  1. "Vale, Alby: a sporting gent". 27 April 2010. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. "World War Two Roll: Albert Charles Linton". Commonwealth of Australia.
  3. Fiddian, Marc (2003), Seagulls over Williamstown, Williamstown, VIC: Williamstown Football Club, p. 94
  4. "Williamstown FC Hall of Fame Inductees". Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
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