Hughie Callan

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Hughie Callan
Personal information
Full name Hugh P. Callan
Date of birth 26 December 1881
Date of death 5 February 1917(1917-02-05) (aged 35)
Place of death France
Original team(s) Brighton
Height / weight 182 cm / 80 kg
Position(s) Follower
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1903–05 Essendon 35 (15)
1907–10 South Melbourne 36 (17)
Total 71 (32)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1910.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Hughie Callan (26 December 1881 – 5 February 1917) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Callan acted as a follower during his career, which began at Essendon in 1903 after he was recruited from Brighton. He spent three seasons with Essendon and in 1906 didn't play VFL football as he was in New Zealand on business. Callan returned the following year and joined South Melbourne, playing as a forward pocket in their losing 1907 VFL Grand Final team.

In New Zealand, Callan played for the Eden Football Club in the Australian Football League of Auckland during the 1906 season. Also in that year, he represented Auckland in an interprovincial match against Waihi.

On 5 February 1917, Callan was killed in action while fighting in France during World War I.

See also[edit]


  • Hughie Callan's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
  • New Zealand Herald, 26 May 1906, 4 August 1906, 6 August 1906, 11 August 1906, 13 August 1906 and 18 August 1906.