Don Williams (footballer)

Don Williams (3 November 1935 – 19 October 1995)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne during the 1950s and 1960s.

Don Williams
Personal information
Full name Donald Williams
Date of birth 3 November 1935
Date of death 19 October 1995(1995-10-19) (aged 59)
Original team(s) Elsternwick Amateurs
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1953–59, 1964–68 Melbourne (VFL) 205 (5)
1960–62 West Perth (WANFL) 045 (21)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1968.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Williams was a half-back flanker and five time premiership player with Melbourne, including their successive triumphs in 1955, 1956 and 1957. After being dropped to the bench in the 1959 grand final he decided to leave the club and spent the 1960 season with West Perth, who won the WAFL Grand Final in that year. He represented Western Australia in the Brisbane Carnival where Western Australia defeated Victoria for the first time.

He returned to the Melbourne Football Club in 1964 and played in that year's four-point Grand Final win over Collingwood.

In 2000 he was named on the half-back flank in Melbourne's official Team of the Century.


  1. "Don Williams – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

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