Billy Griffith (footballer)

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Billy Griffith
Billy Griffith (cropped).jpg
Griffith in 1901
Personal information
Date of birth 26 December 1880
Date of death 7 May 1949(1949-05-07) (aged 68)
Original team(s) Essendon District
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1899–1913 Essendon 187 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1913.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

William Griffith (26 December 1880 – 7 May 1949) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Griffith was a full back but was also used as a rover. He was a rover in Essendon's 1901 premiership side and a fullback in their 1911 and 1912 triumphs. He captained the club from 1907 until 1909 and twice represented Victoria in interstate football, in 1901 and 1902.

In 1997 he was named on the interchange bench in Essendon's official Team of the Century.

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