A reproduction of Brian Klinton's 1975 portrait of Roy Cazaly.
Roy Cazaly was born in 1883 at Albert Park, Victoria, Australia. Roy played 393 senior games of Australian Rules Football over a 40 year period. Roy went on to become a legend of Australian Rules Football and such recognised in the AFL Hall of Fame.
He stood at an average of 180cm (5ft,11in) and weighted 79.5kg (12 Stone 7lb) which belied his athletic prowess and huge lung capacity giving him the ability to hover in the air and take marks.
Roy would train every day, did not drink or smoke, refrained from fried foods and continually practiced his football skills. He practiced his stab passing by kicking a ball through a hanging tyre!
Roy studied physiotherapy and treated his own injures. He learnt to kick left foot while a right knee injury was healing, thus was able kick both sides of the body.
Roy's springheeled leap inspired crowds to chant "Up there Cazaly" wherever he played.
New Town 1935 Team
Roy Cazaly, 4th in middle row
New Town 1948 Premiership Team
Roy Cazaly, last on top right hand right hand row
Roy Cazaly Cigarette Card
The cigarette card was a promotional tool of Australian Rules Football in the early part of this century.