Col McLean

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Col McLean
Col McLean (before 1949).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth 5 August 1920
Date of death 20 June 1999(1999-06-20) (aged 78)
Original team(s) Hamilton
Debut Round 11, 1940, Melbourne
vs. South Melbourne, at Lake Oval
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1940–41, 1944–49 Melbourne 138 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1949.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Colin "Col" McLean (5 August 1920 – 20 June 1999)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the VFL during the 1940s.

McLean was a half back flanker for Melbourne and played in three premiership sides, going back to back in 1940 and 1941, followed by another premiership in 1948. He missed the 1942 and 1943 seasons due to the war. As he was always used in defense he kicked only one goal in his career which came in his 46th game, in Melbourne's 1945 encounter against North Melbourne at Punt Road. He represented the Victorian interstate team twice in 1948.


  1. ^ "Col Mclean - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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