William 'Billy' Bailey


Victorian Football Association
Games: 90 - 92
Goals: 1
Captained Carlton 1893.
Career: 1888 - 1893

William R. Bailey ex The Avenue, played with Melbourne 1885 - 1887 prior to going to Carlton
He played 37 - 56 senior games with Melbourne and scored 1 goal.

Billy's information had been mixed up with Jack Bailey's info.
Only with the 2017 publication of Vol 5 of Origins of Australian Football have we realized there were two Baileys

1888. Consistent and reliable, as well as a brilliant place (kick?) man.

Played in the Carlton vs England match at the M.C.G. June 23 1888.

1889. One of the best players of the season, as a winger.

1893. Centre player.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club p16,19,20)

1893. Took over the captaincy role when Danny Hutchison was not available and Charlie Coulson retired mid season.

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