Bert Thornley

Gilbert 'Bert' Thornley (born 3 September 1942) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the VFL.

Bert Thornley
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-09-03) 3 September 1942
Original team(s) East Fremantle (WANFL)
Debut Round 3, 1969, Carlton
vs. Footscray, at Whitten Oval
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1969–1970 Carlton 24 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1970.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Thornley was recruited to Carlton from East Fremantle Football Club in the Western Australian Football League and made his VFL debut during the 1967 season. A rover, Thornley played in the 1970 VFL Grand Final and was the man replaced by eventual match hero Ted Hopkins at half time.[1] He finished his playing career at Preston Football Club in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) before becoming the coach of Torquay.


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