Brian McGowan (footballer)

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Brian McGowan
Personal information
Full name Brian McGowan
Date of birth 1 January 1938
Original team Barham
Height/Weight 165 cm / 72 kg
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1955, 1957-63
1964-66
South Melbourne
Glenelg
118 (171)
58 (115)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1966 season.

Brian McGowan (born 1 January 1938) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

McGowan, who hailed from New South Wales, spent his time at South Melbourne roving beside Bob Skilton. He was South Melbourne's second top vote getter in the 1959 Brownlow Medal and finished equal tenth overall. That season he had kicked seven goals in a win over North Melbourne. In 1961 he topped his clubs goal-kicking with 38 goals.

The rover finished his career in South Australia where he proved to be a useful player at Glenelg, where he won a 'Best and Fairest' in 1965. The previous year he had been their best forward with 54 goals. He captained Glenelg in 1966, to a wooden spoon, before retiring at the end of the season.

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