Bill Serong

Bill Serong (born 5 May 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood and North Melbourne in the VFL.

Bill Serong
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-05-05) 5 May 1936 (age 84)
Original team(s) CBC Parade
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1956–1961 Collingwood 098 (52)
1962 North Melbourne 016 0(8)
Total 114 (60)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Serong usually played as a centreman but was also seen on the half forward flanks. He made his league debut in 1956 with Collingwood and played in their 1958 premiership side as well as two losing grand finals with the club. In 1959 he placed equal second in the Brownlow Medal count. He finished his career with a season at North Melbourne in 1962, winning their best and fairest award.

He was captain-coach of Echuca in the 1963 and 1964 Bendigo Football League seasons.

Serong was also celebrated as a formidable wall handball doubles player.

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