Harry Mears

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Harry Mears
Personal information
Full name Harry Mears
Date of birth 30 April 1922
Date of death 30 March 1999(1999-03-30) (aged 76)
Original team(s) Alphington Amateurs
Height/Weight 168 cm / 72 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
South Melbourne
62 0(61)
35 0(47)
97 (108)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1948 season.

Harry Mears (30 April 1922 – 30 March 1999)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A rover, Mears made his way into the Collingwood team from the league seconds.[2] Mears played 19 games for Collingwood in the 1945 VFL season, but usually started on the bench, so he transferred to South Melbourne in 1946, seeking greater opportunities. He had a strong first season at South Melbourne in 1946, finishing as their leading goal-kicker with 32 goals.[3] He also polled 11 Brownlow Medal votes, the most by a South Melbourne player.[3] Mears spent two more seasons at the club and then joined Mortlake in the Hampden Football League, as coach.[4]


  1. ^ "Harry Mears". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Harry Mears
  4. ^ The Argus,"New Hampden Team Succeeds", 1 September 1949, p. 19