Eddie Drohan

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Eddie Drohan
Personal information
Date of birth 17 July 1876
Date of death 28 July 1938(1938-07-28) (aged 62)
Original team(s) Fitzroy Juniors[1]
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
075 0(5)
096 (54)
171 (59)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
St Kilda
18 (4–14–0)
18 (2–16–0)
36 (6–30–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1911.

Edward 'Eddie' Drohan (17 July 1876 – 28 July 1938)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy and Collingwood 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.[3]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Football Notes.". The Australasian. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 14 May 1898. p. 20. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eddie Drohan". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Atkinson, p. 95.


  • 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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