John Hyde (footballer)

John Hyde (born 11 April 1930) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL) for the Geelong Football Club.

John Hyde
Personal information
Date of birth (1930-04-11) 11 April 1930
Original team(s) Portarlington
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1948–1954 Geelong 108 (12)
1955–1956 Claremont 037 0(?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1956.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Originally from Portarlington, Victoria, he won Geelong's best and fairest award in 1950 before playing in their back-to-back premierships in 1951 and 1952.[1] He then left Victoria after the 1954 season to join Claremont in the West Australian National Football League (WANFL) as captain-coach.[2]

His son, John Norman Hyde, was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2013.


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 309. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. Profile on Fullpointsfooty Archived 18 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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