Alf Quill
Personal information
Full name Alfred Quill
Date of birth 1910
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1928 Pyrmont (32)
1929–1931 Leichhardt-Annandale (63)
1932–1933 Wallsend (107)
1934–1937 Goodyear (159)
1937–1943 Wallsend (229)
1943 Lake Macquarie (3)
1943–1949 Wallsend (120)
National team
1938 Australia 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alfred Quill (born 1910, in Sydney) was an Australian soccer player and played for the Australia national team. Often considered, one of the best soccer players in New South Wales, he scored 868 goals in all NSW competitions in his 24-year senior career.[2]

Club career

Beginning in his teens, Quill played 24 seasons.

Pyrmont

He began his career with Pyrmont at age 17 in the New South Wales State League in 1927.[3]

Leichhardt-Annandale

While contracted at Leichhardt-Annandale, English club Bolton Wanderers wanted to sign Quill on 25 April 1931, which was rejected.[4]

Wallsend

He made a return to Wallsend on a three-year contract on 6 January 1937.[5] Quill did not have any intentions on leaving Wallsend at the end of the 1939 season, as he signed a form to stay with Wallsend.[6] At the start of the 1943 season, he left Wallsend top play for Lake Macquarie, and returned to Wallsend on 22 May 1943 to play the remainder of the season.[7] He proposed a retirement from football at the end of the 1945 season.[8] He came back to Wallsend's squad in April 1946 to play a home match against Lysaght's-Orb the next week.[9] In the 1937 season, he scored a record 70 goals for Wallsend as a state record for most goals in a season.[10] Over his career he scored over 800 goals in league and cup matches.[11]

International career

Quill played twice in full international matches for Australia, both against India in September 1938.[12][13]

Coaching career

After finishing playing he coached Wallsend before a stint as coach of Australia.[11]

Career statistics

International

National team Year[12] Competitive Friendly Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Australia 1938 0 0 2 2 2 2

References

  1. ^ https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/133624402?searchTerm=artie%20quill%20goals
  2. ^ Grant, Sid (1974). Jack Pollard's Soccer Records. North Sydney: Jack Pollard Pty Ltd. p. 123. ISBN 0909950741.
  3. ^ "Alf Quill". Football Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  4. ^ "ENGLISH SOCCER CLUB WANTS ALF QUILL". The Labor Daily. No. 2306. New South Wales, Australia. 25 April 1931. p. 3. Retrieved 27 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "SOCCER PLAYERS SIGN ON". The Newcastle Sun. No. 5948. New South Wales, Australia. 6 January 1937. p. 2. Retrieved 27 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "A. Quill Will Remain With Wallsend". Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate. No. 19, 718. New South Wales, Australia. 21 December 1939. p. 15. Retrieved 27 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "QUILL BACK TO WALLSEND". The Daily Telegraph. Vol. VIII, no. 53. New South Wales, Australia. 22 May 1943. p. 12. Retrieved 27 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Quill To Retire From Soccer". The Newcastle Sun. No. 8639. New South Wales, Australia. 5 September 1945. p. 11. Retrieved 27 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Quill To Carry On In Soccer Until Replacement Found". The Newcastle Sun. No. 8833. New South Wales, Australia. 22 April 1946. p. 11. Retrieved 27 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "QUILL STILL HOLDS SOCCER RECORD". The Newcastle Sun. No. 9311. New South Wales, Australia. 3 November 1947. p. 16. Retrieved 27 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ a b "Quill, Alfred". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  12. ^ a b The Australian National Men's Football Team: Caps And Captains (PDF). Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  13. ^ "Sporting Person: QUILL, ALFRED, Soccer". Newcastle City Council. Retrieved 10 July 2011.