Graham Arthur

Graham Francis Arthur (born 9 June 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Hawthorn Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Graham Arthur
Personal information
Full name Graham Francis Arthur
Date of birth (1936-06-09) 9 June 1936
Original team(s) Sandhurst (BFL)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1955–1968 Hawthorn 232 (201)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria 12 (7)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1964–1965 Hawthorn 36 (17–19–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1968.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1965.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Arthur played primarily as a half forward, debuting while still only 18 years old.

He was the captain of the first Hawthorn side to win the Grand Final and made a dozen appearances for the Victorian state team. He was named as captain of Hawthorn's official Team of the Century.

Arthur was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in the initial intake in 1996, his citation reading:

Hawthorn's first premiership captain was a brilliant half-forward flanker/centreman.

Arthur's father Alan Arthur played for Essendon.

On 24 October 2000, Arthur was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australian football.[1]


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