Ron Taylor (footballer)

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Ron Taylor
Personal information
Full name Ronald Roy Taylor
Date of birth (1932-07-20)20 July 1932
Date of death 4 February 2015(2015-02-04) (aged 82)
Original team(s) Middle Park
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1953–56 South Melbourne 22 (13)
1958 St Kilda 4 (0)
Total 26 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1958.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ronald Roy 'Ron' Taylor (20 July 1932 – 4 February 2015[1]) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Taylor made his debut as a 20-year-old in 1953 but didn't have a full season until 1955, when he managed 15 games. In 1955 he kicked three goals in a game against Essendon at Windy Hill.[2]

He was more successful as an amateur boxer, winning the Australian heavyweight title in 1959. This effort saw him represent Australia at the 1960 Rome Olympics, in the heavyweight division. Taylor was eliminated after being KO'd in the Preliminaries by American Percy Price.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Obituaries 2015". AFL Record Season 2016: 1134.
  2. ^ "Ron Taylor". AFL Tables.
  3. ^ "Ron Taylor Biography and Olympic Results". Sports Reference.
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