Col Deane

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Col Deane
Col Deane (before 1930).jpg
Personal information
Full name Colin Francis Deane
Date of birth 11 July 1900
Date of death 10 December 1952(1952-12-10) (aged 52)
Original team(s) New Town
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–1930 Melbourne 82 (53)
1933 St Kilda 03 0(0)
Total 85 (53)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1933 St Kilda 18 (6–12–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1933.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Colin Francis 'Col' Deane (11 July 1900 – 10 December 1952)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Deane, a rover, represented Tasmania at the 1924 Hobart Carnival. He had been in the state playing for New Town but in 1925 moved to Victoria and lined up for Melbourne. In 1926 he was a member of their premiership team and in 1929 represented the VFL at interstate football.

He didn't play in 1931 as he was in New Zealand but he returned the following year as coach of Melbourne's reserves. After steering them to the premiership, St Kilda acquired his services as playing coach in 1933. Three games into the season he retired as a player and saw out the year coaching from the sidelines.


  1. ^ "DEATH OF FORMER NOTED ATHLETE.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 11 December 1952. p. 2. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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