Drohan in 1906
|Full name||Edward Patrick Drohan|
|Date of birth||17 July 1876|
|Place of birth||Warrnambool, Victoria|
|Date of death||28 July 1938(aged 62)|
|Place of death||Cheltenham, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Fitzroy Juniors|
|1911||St Kilda||18 (2–16–0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1911.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Edward Patrick Drohan (17 July 1876 – 28 July 1938) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club and Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) before becoming an umpire and a coach.
Drohan made his debut for Fitzroy in 1898 and played in their premiership side that year and the following season. In both Grand Finals he played on a wing, the position he occupied for most of his career. Drohan crossed to Collingwood in 1903 and finished the season as a member of another premiership winning side, becoming the first person to play in a VFL/AFL premiership for two different sides.
After retiring in 1908 Drohan spent a couple of years as a field umpire before joining Melbourne as coach in 1910. He had little success, winning just four games for the season and in 1911 he was chosen to coach St Kilda. Again his side struggled, this time winning just two games. Later Drohan also acted as a goal umpire and a steward.
- Atkinson, G. (1982) Everything you ever wanted to know about Australian rules football but couldn't be bothered asking, The Five Mile Press: Melbourne. ISBN 0 86788 009 0.
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