|Full name||Daniel Thomas Minogue|
|Date of birth||4 September 1891|
|Place of birth||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Date of death||27 July 1961(aged 69)|
|Place of death||
Repatriation General Hospital,|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|1935–1937||St Kilda||54 (30–24–0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1926.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1942.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Daniel Thomas Minogue (4 September 1891 – 27 July 1961) was an Australian rules footballer, who played with three different clubs in the (then) Victorian Football League (VFL), and who was the coach of five different VFL clubs.
He married Ann Marion Morrison (1893-1968) on 30 March 1921.
He was educated at the Marist Brothers' College, Bendigo.
Minogue was considered a courageous, or perhaps reckless, centre half-back. On one occasion he sustained a broken collarbone playing for Collingwood Football Club in the first minute of the 1911 Grand Final and then played out the entire match.
Third Divisional team (AIF)
He was the vice-captain of the (winning) Third Australian Divisional team in the famous "Pioneer Exhibition Game" of Australian Rules football, held in London, in October 1916. A news film was taken at the match.
Unhappy at Collingwood's treatment of his friend and former teammate, Jim Sadler, during the war, Minogue demanded a transfer to Richmond on his return from AIF service during World War I created ill feeling and he had to stand out of competition for twelve months in order to secure the transfer.
In addition to playing at three VFL clubs (Collingwood, Richmond, and Hawthorn) he also coached at five VFL clubs (Richmond, Hawthorn, Carlton, St Kilda, and Fitzroy) — a record which (as of June 2022[update]) is yet to be equalled.
VFL players' advocate
In August 1947, he was appointed as the official VFL players's advocate; a position he held until his death.
Hall of fame
In 1996 Minogue was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
- Death of a young Bendigonian, The Bendigo Advertiser, (Friday, 7 April 1899), p.2.
- Death: Minogue, The Bendigo Advertiser, (Wednesday, 21 October 1896, p.2.
- Orange Blossom: Mr. Daniel Minogue to Miss Annie Morrison, The Richmond Guardian, (Saturday, 9 April 1921), p.4.
- Detail of Organised by Australian Olympic swimmer Lieutenant Frank Beaurepaire, etc., in the collection of the Australian War Memorial (Accession number: H16689).
- The original newsreel: on YouTube
- The 2019 remastered and colourised version of the original newsreel: on YouTube
- "Daniel Thomas Minogue". National Archives of Australia.
- "Former skipper Dan Minogue, a close friend who worked with Sadler at the South Melbourne gasworks, had become intensely unhappy with what he felt had been the club’s unfair treatment of his mate. It was never clearly articulated, but he seems to have believed that Sadler wasn’t given the opportunities he deserved across 1916-17. So even though Sadler’s retirement letter betrayed no bitterness, Minogue was furious. And his fury festered while serving his country in France during the First World War. So deep-seated was Minogue’s anger that, when he came home in 1919, he stunned the football world by refusing to play with Collingwood, opting instead for Richmond." (Jim Sadler (1908-1917), at Collingwood Forever)
- Poaching Alleged, The Age, (Saturday, 30 August 1947), p.5.
- Deaths: Minogue, The Age, (Friday, 28 July 1961), p.15.
- Mr. Dan NNMinogue's Funeral Today, The Age, (Friday, 28 July 1961), p.20.
- Pioneer Exhibition Game Australian Football: in aid of British and French Red Cross Societies: 3rd Australian Division v. Australian Training Units at Queen's Club, West Kensington, on Saturday, October 28th, 1916, at 3pm, Wightman & Co., (London), 1919.
- Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, (Melbourne), 1996. ISBN 0-646-18748-1
- Minogue, D. & Millard, P.J., "Famous A.I.F. Match in London: Unknown Richmond Lad was the Star", The Sporting Globe, (Saturday, 21 August 1937), p.8.
- Richardson, N. (2016), The Game of Their Lives, Pan Macmillan Australia: Sydney. ISBN 978-1-7435-3666-7
- Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0
- Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 98. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.
- Photograph at Daniel Thomas Minogue, at Discovering Anzacs.
- First World War Embarkation Roll: Gunner Daniel Thomas Minogue (24559), collection of the Australian War Memorial.
- First World War Nominal Roll: Gunner Daniel Thomas Minogue (24559), collection of the Australian War Memorial.
- First World War Service Record: Gunner Daniel Thomas Minogue (24559), National Archives of Australia.