Horrie Drane

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Horrie Drane
Horrie Drane (before 1906).jpg
Personal information
Full name Horrie G. Drane
Date of birth (1881-02-15)15 February 1881
Date of death 29 September 1965(1965-09-29) (aged 84)
Original team(s) Leopold (MJFA)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1902–1906 Melbourne 38 (11)
1907–1909 South Melbourne 18 (1)
Total 56 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1909.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Horrie G. Drane (15 February 1881 – 29 September 1965) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was described as "a fine running player".[1]

Drane took a while to establish himself at Melbourne, playing just twice in 1902 and no senior football in 1903.[2] He then played regularly over the next three years before crossing to South Melbourne for the 1907 VFL season.[2]

He was a member of South Melbourne's 1909 premiership team.[3] Although he had played only once all year, in round 14, Drane was the beneficiary of Jim Caldwell's suspension and replaced him on the wing for the 1909 Grand Final.[4] The 1909 Grand Final was his last VFL match.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Demon Dozen – Memorable Names". Melbourne Football Club. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b AFL Tables: Horrie Drane
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  4. ^ "South Ends Nineteen Year Drought". Australian Football. 

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