Alan Pentland

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Alan Pentland
Personal information
Full name Alan Pentland
Date of birth 3 October 1883
Date of death 15 December 1952(1952-12-15) (aged 69)
Original team(s) Leopold[1]
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1909–1912 South Melbourne 53 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1912.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Alan Pentland (3 October 1883 – 15 December 1952)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Pentland was a defender who played in the back pocket for South Melbourne in their 1909 VFL Grand Final team which won the club's first ever premiership.[3] He appeared in all 20 games in 1910 and the following season played finals football for the third successive year.[4] His last game for South Melbourne came in 1912 but he remained on the local sports scene as a cricketer. He toured New Zealand with the South Melbourne Cricket Club in 1912/13.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Argus,"Club Gossip", 11 June 1909, p. 9
  2. ^ "Alan Pentland - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  4. ^ AFL Tables: Alan Pentland
  5. ^ "South Melbourne in New Zealand 1912/13". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. (Subscription required (help)).