Footscray, South Melbourne/Sydney and Williamstown great Barry Round has passed away at the age of 72.

The 1981 Brownlow Medal winner played 238 V/AFL games in a football career than spanned 24 years with the Bulldogs, Swans and Seagulls.

Round enjoyed a decorated career as one of the game's most respected characters, with his time at the top culminating with a tied Brownlow Medal alongside former Dogs teammate Bernie Quinlan.

A giant of the game, Round was appointed as the Swans' maiden Sydney captain as the club moved north, with Round also named in the ruck position in the club's team of the century in 2003.

Round was also added to the Australian Football Hame of Fame in 2001.

Following his heralded career in the top flight, Round would become a player-coach with Williamstown, winning the J.J. Liston Trophy in 1987.

He would be recognised as an inaugural Hall of Fame inductee with the Seagulls in 2014.

Tributes to the late, great footballer flowed on social media on Saturday morning following the news of Round's passing.

Barry Round
  • 135 games for Footscray 1968-75, 136 goals
  • 193 games for South Melbourne / Sydney Swans 1976-85, 157 goals
  • Five games for Victoria
  • 110 games for Williamstown 1986-91, 103 goals
  • 1981 Brownlow Medal
  • 1979, 1981 Best and Fairest
  • 1980-84 Captain
  • South Melbourne / Sydney Team of the Century (ruck)
  • Williamstown Team of the Century (ruck)
  • 1986, 1990 Williamstown Premierships
  • 1987 Liston Medal
  • 1989-93 Williamstown coach
  • Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee
  • AFL Life Member
  • Sydney Swans Life Member
  • Williamstown Life Member