George Moloney

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George Moloney
Personal information
Full name George Michael Moloney
Date of birth (1909-08-07)7 August 1909
Date of death 5 January 1983(1983-01-05) (aged 73)
Height/Weight 174 cm / 73 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1927–30, 1936-45
190 (555)
88 (303)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1929-1938 Western Australia 11
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1943-45, 1948-51
Western Australia
135 (45–89–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1951 season.
Career highlights

George Michael "Specka" Moloney (7 August 1909 – 5 January 1983) was a highly regarded Australian rules footballer in both the West Australian National Football League (WANFL) and the (then) Victorian Football League (VFL).

Moloney had a formidable reputation as a centre, but more often played a key forward. Playing for Claremont Football Club in the WANFL, he won the Sandover Medal in 1936 as the league's fairest and best player. In 1938, he led Claremont to its first-ever premiership, and repeated the feat in the next two seasons.

In 1996, Moloney was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame and in 2004 he was inducted into the West Australian Football Hall of Fame where he has legend status.