Alby Naismith

Albert Henry Naismith (13 November 1917 – 14 June 1981)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Alby Naismith
Personal information
Full name Albert Henry Naismith
Date of birth 13 November 1917
Place of birth Clifton Hill, Victoria
Date of death 14 June 1981(1981-06-14) (aged 63)
Original team(s) Alphington
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1938–1943 Hawthorn 68 (85)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1943.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Naismith was a forward, used in the pockets and at centre half-forward.[2] An Alphington recruit, he was the leading goal-kicker for Hawthorn on two occasions, with 30 goals in 1938 and 25 goals in 1940.[3]

He had a brother, Herb Naismith, who played for Collingwood. They were both sons of Wally Naismith, a premiership player at Fitzroy.

Naismith later played for Oakleigh, as a full-forward.[4]


  1. "Albert Naismith - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. AFL Tables: Albert Naismith
  4. The Argus,"A. Naismith Deadly At Oakleigh", 24 April 1950, p. 20

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