Craig McKellar

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Craig McKellar
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-12-08) 8 December 1949 (age 69)
Original team(s) Woodville (SANFL)
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1971–1975 Richmond 096 (25)
1976–1978 Melbourne 039 (19)
Total 135 (44)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1978.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Craig McKellar (born 8 December 1949) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1970s.

A knock ruckman, McKellar was recruited to Richmond from Woodville and represented South Australia at the 1969 Adelaide Carnival. After making his debut for Richmond in 1971 he played in a losing Grand Final team in 1972 and their premiership team in 1973. He continued to play with Richmond until 1975 when, after being omitted from their finals side, he announced his retirement.

Melbourne, however, convinced McKellar to continue and he spent three seasons with the Demons. Although he never won Richmond's best and fairest award, he was their top Brownlow Medal vote getter in both the 1972 and 1975 counts. He also played interstate football for Victoria.

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