Bert Hyde

Albert Victor "Bert" Hyde (3 June 1907 - 23 October 1989) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn in the VFL.

Bert Hyde
Hyde's football card
Personal information
Full name Albert Victor Hyde
Date of birth 3 June 1907
Place of birth Brunswick East, Victoria
Date of death 23 October 1989(1989-10-23) (aged 82)
Original team(s) South Brunswick / Monbulk
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–1935 Hawthorn 129 (269)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Hyde was a fullforward and was Hawthorn's premier target up forward during their first decade in the league. He topped their goalkicking from 1926–1930, with a best of 62 goals in 1928 to finish third in the League's goalkicking, an impressive feat considering that Hawthorn finished last without a win. He also represented Victoria at interstate football. His last couple of seasons were spent at full back.

Hyde became captain-coach of Preston Football Club on 21 December 1935.[1] His first season at Preston he was joint winner of the Recorder Cup of 1936. He retired at the end of 1937.

After the war Hyde served for many years on the committee at Hawthorn.

Later, Hyde was a businessman in Melbourne.[2] In 1965 he was appointed President of the Metropolitan Football League.[2]

He died on 23 October 1989.[3]


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