Billy Libbis

Image DOB: 2 July 1903
Died: 15 August 1986

MFC Debut: Round 4, 1933 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street
Last Game: Round 18, 1935 against North Melbourne at MCG

From: Fairfield/Collingwood

Number: 22 1933-1935

Victorian state player - 1933

Games: 39 (177 total)
Goals: 25 (175 total)
Career Statistics

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The rover didn't take up football until his family moved from Bacchus Marsh to Fairfield in the early 1920s, but when he did he quickly impressed Collingwood scouts and was invited to join the Pies in 1925

After playing 15 games in his first season Libbis missed the Grand Final loss to Geelong. The next year he was first choice rover and played in the Grand Final loss to Melbourne.

From there he went on to win four straight flags from 1927-1930 and was best on ground in the 1929 triumph. Early in the 1933 season he had a dispute with Collingwood over match payments and was forced to leave for Melbourne.

He had represented Victoria seven times while at Collingwood, and repeated the feat in his first year with the Redlegs. After his time at Melbourne ended Libbis coached State Savings Bank in the amateurs in 1938, then joined Northcote in the VFA and played there through 1941. He joined their committee in 1944.

1933 1473
1934 14100
1935 1180

Two clubs in the same season

May have also coached State Savings Bank in 1930.

Herald - 08/07/1938
Argus - 30/03/1944

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