Bert Taylor (footballer, born 1900)
|Full name||Gilbert Roy Taylor|
|Date of birth||9 July 1900|
|Place of birth||Allansford, Victoria|
|Date of death||1 April 1980 79)(aged|
|Place of death||Vermont, Victoria|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|1924–1925||West Perth (WAFL)|
|1926–1927||Geelong A (VFA)||34(7)|
|1928–1931||Preston (VFA)||75 (19)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1922.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Originally from Warragul, Taylor spent four seasons at Fitzroy where he played as a defender. His last league game was the 1922 Grand Final win, in which he starred from the back pocket. A policeman, he had been transferred to Geelong in 1922 but having failed to gain a clearance from Fitzroy he left the club after the Grand Final. The following season he joined Geelong as non playing coach and steered the club to the finals.
In 1924 he went to Western Australia and played for West Perth for two years, winning selection for Western Australia in their 1924 Hobart Carnival team. He returned to Victoria in 1926 as playing coach for the Geelong Association side in the Victorian Football Association. In 1928 he became player-coach of Preston.
- "Bert Taylor - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 815. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
- "PLAYER OR POLICEMAN". Geelong Advertiser (23, 413). Geelong, Victoria. 13 June 1922. p. 2.
- "Policeman—Footballer". Sporting Globe (707). Victoria, Australia. 4 May 1929. p. 6.