Leslie C. (Bro) Dayman (28 October 1901 – 11 March 1979) was an Australian Rules footballer who played for Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
|Full name||Leslie C. Dayman|
|Date of birth||28 October 1901|
|Date of death||11 March 1979 77)(aged|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb)|
|Position(s)||Key position forward/Ruckman|
|1921–1931||Port Adelaide||165 (401)|
|1935–1936||Coburg||≤ 37 (?)|
|1937||Port Adelaide||1 (0)|
|Representative team honours|
|1923–1931||South Australia||19 (30)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1937.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Port Adelaide (1921 - 1931)
Les Dayman started his career at Port Adelaide in 1921, after arriving from Salisbury. During that year he was a member of the club's premiership team. He played beside his brother Clem at the club during the 1920s and was used mostly as a ruckman or in the key forward positions. On three occasions Dayman won Port Adelaide's 'Best and Fairest' award and also topped their goal-kicking four times. He was the league's top goal-kicker in 1929 with 86 goals.
A regular South Australian interstate representative, he made a total of 19 appearances and kicked 30 goals for his state.
Footscray (1932 - 1934)
Coburg (1935 - 1936)
Port Adelaide (1937)
He returned to Port Adelaide in 1937, making one further appearance for the seniors and going on to serve the club in an off field capacity.
In 2002 he was one of the inaugural inductees into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame. He is also a centre half forward in Port Adelaide's official 'Greatest Team', which took into account the period 1870 to 2000.
He was the younger brother of Clem Dayman who also played at Port Adelaide and the father of Leslie Dayman, notable Australian stage, screen and TV actor. He is also the grandfather of Adelaide Crows inaugural captain Chris McDermott.
- "SA FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME: Leslie C Dayman". www.sanfl.com.au. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
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