Bill Thomas (Australian footballer)
William David Thomas (10 November 1886 – 8 October 1974) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the South Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1906 and 1913 and then for the Richmond Football Club from 1914 to 1916 and again in 1919. His son Len Thomas was a premiership player for South Melbourne.
Cigarette card of Thomas in 1908
|Full name||William David Thomas|
|Date of birth||10 November 1886|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Date of death||8 October 1974 87)(aged|
|Place of death||Windsor, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Carlton District/Rose of Northcote|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|1905–1913||South Melbourne||135 (2)|
|1914–1916; 1919||Richmond||62 (3)|
|1910–1911||South Melbourne||39 (26–12–1)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1919.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
"Son", as he was nicknamed, was captain-coach of South Melbourne in 1910 and 1911 and was captain of Richmond for every game he played for them.
- "Bill Thomas - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
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- Bill Thomas's playing statistics from AFL Tables