Barry Round

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Barry Round : biography

26 January 1950 –

Barry Round (born 26 January 1950) played for and South Melbourne/Sydney in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1969 and 1985. Along the way, he played 328 games (135 for Footscray and 193 for South Melbourne/Sydney), won a Brownlow Medal in 1981 (tying with his former teammate Bernie Quinlan) and was the Swans’ first captain during the Sydney era. Round’s height and weight was and .

After retirement from VFL football, he played and coached for several years for Williamstown in the Victorian Football Association, the second highest level of football in Victoria, where he participated in both their 1986 and 1990 premiership teams. He won the Association Best and Fairest award, the J. J. Liston Trophy, in 1987.

In 2005, Round appeared on The AFL Footy Show’s singing competition, "Screamers".

In 2001 Round was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame with a citation that read:

Lion-hearted big man who represented Footscray and Sydney with distinction.

He is a member of Sydney’s Team of the Century, which was announced in 2003.

Barry’s son David Round won the Williamstown best and fairest award in 1999.

Career highlights

Playing career:

  • 1969–1986 (games: 328, goals: 293)
  • Footscray 1968–1975 (games: 135, goals: 136)
  • South Melbourne/Sydney 1976–1985 (games: 193, goals: 157)

Player honors:

  • Brownlow Medal 1981
  • Liston Trophy 1987
  • South Melbourne/Sydney best and fairest 1979, 1981
  • South Melbourne/Sydney captain 1980–1984
  • South Melbourne/Sydney Team of the Century
  • VFL representative (5 games, 4 goals)
  • VFA representative (3 games, 4 goals)