Roy Cazaly

(1893 – 1963)

Roy Cazaly was a highly successful football player, with a career stretching from 1911 to 1941.

In 1909 he played for St Kilda, initially without pay, but 2 years later he joined the team in an official capacity. He is considered to have pioneered modern ruck play and his high marking - attributed to his tremendous natural spring - won him legendary status. The cry “Up there Cazaly” has become part of Australian football legend.

He played for St Kilda and South Melbourne in the VFL before playing and coaching with various clubs. In 1931 he coached Preston – for one year - in the Victorian Football Association.

 He played his last professional senior match with Camberwell in 1941. He died in 1963.

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