Roy Cazaly was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2009.

Roy Cazaly

1921-1924; 1926-1927
99 games
128 goals
Captain-Coach 1922
Best & Fairest 1926
Coach 1937-1938 


Having played 99 games for St Kilda from 1911, Roy Cazaly crossed to South Melbourne for the 1921 season, and played four years in the red and white before spending 1925 as captain-coach of Minyip in Western Victoria. In 1926, he returned for two more years at the Lake Oval. In all, he played 99 games for South Melbourne, and kicked 128 goals. He took over the coaching of the Club in 1922, and co-captained the side with Mark Tandy. He won the Club Best and Fairest award in 1926, and represented Victoria on thirteen occasions while a South Melbourne player. The famous South Melbourne following division of the 1920s coined a phrase familiar to all Australians, as ruck rover Fred Fleiter would watch the opposition and then tell his team-mate precisely when to leap for the ball by shouting “up there Cazaly”, an instruction which has since been immortalised in song. He concentrated on coaching at the conclusion of his playing career, returning to coach South in 1937 and 1938. Roy Cazaly was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996 and immediately elevated to AFL Legend status.