Denis Ryan (footballer)
|Denis 'Dinny' Ryan|
|Date of birth||10 July 1916|
|Date of death||22 April 1980(aged 63)|
|Original team(s)||Albury (OMFL)|
|Height / weight||187 cm / 83 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1939.
Ryan debuted in the VFL in 1935 aged just 18 and started his career at centre half forward, topping Fitzroy's goalkicking in his debut season with 46 goals. He was moved to centre half back the following season as a result of his wayward kicking for goal and won the 1936 Brownlow Medal, making it the fifth Brownlow in the previous six years to have gone to a Fitzroy player.
- Denis Ryan's statistics from AFL Tables
- Donald, Chris (2002). Fitzroy: For The Love Of The Jumper. Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN 978-1-877029-18-9.
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