Percy Bentley

Percy Bentley (13 December 1906 − 25 March 1982) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League.

Bentley was a strong ruckman and great tactician who was a key player and coach for the Richmond Football Club during his era. He later coached Carlton Football Club during the 1940s and 1950s.

In 1996 Bentley was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Career highlights

Playing career

  • Richmond 1925–1940 (Games: 263 Goals: 272)

Player honours

  • Richmond captain 1932–1940
  • Richmond premierships 1932, 1934 (captain-coach)
  • Victorian representative 6 matches

Coaching record

  • Richmond 1934–1940 (133 games, 86 wins, 46 losses, 1 draw), Premiership 1934
  • Carlton 1941–1955 (281 games, 167 wins, 110 losses, 4 draws), Premierships 1945, 1947.

See also

Footnotes

References

  • Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 40. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.
  • Hogan P: The Tigers of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996

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