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Graham Arthur

Born: June 9, 1936
Recruited: Sandhurst FC
Played: 1955 - 1968
Debut Order: 453
First game: Round 1, 1955
Final game: Round 20, 1968
Games: 232
Goals: 201
Guernsey Number: 2 (1955 - 1964, 1966 - 1968) 28 (1965)
Captain: 1960 - 1968
Premiership: 1961
Night Premiership: 1968
Best & Fairest: 1955, 1958, 1962
2nd Best & Fairest: 1967
Coach: 1964 - 1965 (36 games)
Marketing Department/Social Club: 1983 - 2006
Life Member: 1963
Team of the Century: 2001 (Captain)
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2003
Legend of the Club: 2005

VFL / AFL Honours
State Representative 12
AFL Hall of Fame Inductee: 1996
VFL/AFL Life Member: 1999


A clever team player, Graham Arthur was a brilliant half forward flanker winning the Best and Fairest in his first year. He led by example inspiring his team with his ability to bring others into the game with his handball. Unflappable in a crisis he used his strength to great effect - the bigger the occasion, the better he played. Arthur achieved Hawthorn immortality being the captain of the Hawks' first flag in 1961.

 

Legend: Graham Arthur

Graham Arthur legends video

May 1, 2016  12:00 AM

Some Arthur moments...