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Full name  William Max Oppy
Name  Max Oppy
Career start  1942
Original team(s)  Kew FC
Died  November 25, 2008
Career end  1954
Height/Weight  175 cm / 80.5 kg
Height  1.75 m
Children  Grant Oppy
Position(s)  Defender, Rover
Weight  80 kg


Date of birth  (1924-10-14)14 October 1924
Date of death  25 November 2008(2008-11-25) (aged 84)
Role  Australian rules football player

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William "Max" Oppy (14 October 1924 – 25 November 2008) was an Australian rules football player who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1942 and 1954 for the Richmond Football Club. He was senior coach of Richmond in 1956.

Oppy, who was recruited from Kew, started his career as a rover at Richmond and played in their 1943 premiership side. The following season he was pushed into defence by Jack Dyer and soon established a place in the side as a specialist back pocket, participating in a losing Grand Final at the year's end. He represented the VFL at interstate matches four times

After retiring from football in 1954, Oppy returned to Richmond two years later and replaced Alby Pannam as senior coach. They managed just six wins, finishing in tenth position, which meant Oppy wasn't kept on in 1957.

He was the cousin of Dick Reynolds and Tom Reynolds. He was also a cousin of murdered lawyer Keith William Allan.

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