Alby Why

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Career Stats & Summary

Alby Why played under the name Albert Carr for most of his career after agreeing to play under the name in a third grade game with Mascot in 1921.

He made first grade under the name and decided to keep it. He then went to England and played his career there under the assumed name.

It wasn't until he returned home and he wanted to play under his actual name that the whole story came out.

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Albert Why
Born
1899
Died
Monday, 29th December, 1969

Known Family Links

Brother
John Why

Biography

Former Newtown centre who was equally at home in the forwards also played in Souths’ wins against University and St George in the 1926-27 finals. Carr played for Huddersfield in England with team-mate Sid Harris the following year but suffered an injury early in his English career. He refused to have a knee operation and secretly returned to Australia by boat to the relative obscurity of player-coach in country NSW.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1924-25 5 2 -   - 6 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
Possibles (AU) 1925 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Metropolis 1926-27 2 2 -   - 6 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW XII 1927 1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% Match list
Metropolis Seconds 1927 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1924-1927 10 4 0   0 12 6 3 1 60.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1922 10 3 -   - 9 4 5 1 40.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1924 5 1 -   - 3 4 1 0 80.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1925 11 3 -   - 9 11 0 0 100.00% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1926 18 7 -   - 21 16 2 0 88.89% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1927 17 8 -   - 24 15 2 0 88.24% Match list
South Sydney NSWRFL 1930 10 5 -   - 15 8 2 0 80.00% Match list
Overall 1922-1930 71 27 0   0 81 58 12 1 81.69% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1922 10 3 -   - 9 4 5 1 40.00% Match list
South Sydney 1924-27, 1930 61 24 -   - 72 54 7 0 88.52% Match list
Overall 1922-1930 71 27 0   0 81 58 12 1 81.69% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
South Sydney 1924, 1926-27, 1930 6 1 -   - 3 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1924-1930 6 1 0   0 3 4 2 0 66.67% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1922 10 3 -   - 9 4 5 1 40.00% Match list
South Sydney 1924-27, 1930 68 31 -   - 93 59 8 1 86.76% Match list
Overall 1922-1930 78 34 0   0 102 63 13 2 80.77% Match list

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