Neil Mann (Australian rules footballer)

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Neil Mann
Personal information
Date of birth (1924-08-26)26 August 1924
Date of death 22 February 2013(2013-02-22) (aged 88)
Original team St Kilda Thirds
Debut 1945, Collingwood
v. North Melbourne, at Victoria Park, Melbourne
Height/Weight 188 cm, 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1945-1956 Collingwood 179 (155)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1960, 1967, 1972-74 Collingwood 72 (49-22-1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1956 season.

Neil Mann (26 August 1924 – 22 February 2013) was a former Australian rules footballer, who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was a premiership player with them in 1953.

Mann was a key position player and won Collingwood's best and fairest in 1954. He also finished second in 1948 and again in 1953. Mann also polled well in the Brownlow Medal, finishing runner-up in 1954 after being third the previous season. He was Collingwood vice captain from 1950 to 1955 and was captain in 1956. He represented Victoria at interstate football from 1954 until 1956. In 1972, after 14 years as coach of the Collingwood reserves, he stepped up to coach the league side, spending three years as the senior coach.

Mann died on 22 February 2013 after battling ill health in recent years.[1]

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Preceded by
Bob Rose
Copeland Trophy winner
1954
Succeeded by
Des Healey