Bill Berryman

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Bill Berryman
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Full name William Berryman
Date of birth 14 November 1899
Date of death 11 January 1953(1953-01-11) (aged 53)
Original team(s) Devonport
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1926–28 South Melbourne 47 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1928.
Sources: AFL Tables,

William "Bill" Berryman (14 November 1899 – 11 January 1953) was an Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1920s.

Berryman, a defender, started out at Devonport in the North West Football Union (NWFU) and won the Cheel Medal as the competition's 'best and fairest' player in 1925. He then had his three-year stint at South Melbourne before continuing where he left of with Devonport by winning the 1930 Royal Medal. Berryman spent the 1930 and 1931 NWFU seasons as captain-coach.

For his contribution to football in the state, Berryman was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.


  • Bill Berryman's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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