Marcus Whelan

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Marcus Whelan
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Personal information
Date of birth (1914-06-27)27 June 1914
Date of death 1973
Original team Noorat
Debut 1933, Collingwood
Height/Weight 175 cm / 67 kg
Playing career1

Collingwood (1933–1942; 1946–47)

  • 173 games 31 goals
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1947 season.
Career highlights

Marcus Whelan (27 June 1914–1973) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood Football Club during the 1930s and 1940s.

He played in the midfield as a centreman and on occasions would be seen in defence. Whelan won the Brownlow Medal in 1939 and was also awarded Collingwood's best and fairest award, the Copeland Trophy. After fighting in World War II he returned to the Victorian Football League in 1946 and retired at the end of the 1947 season.


Whelan's son Shane played for Collingwood between 1967 and 1969. Marcus Whelan is the grandfather of actress/television presenter Nicky Whelan.

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