Ian Thorogood

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Ian Thorogood
Personal information
Full name Ian Thorogood
Date of birth (1936-08-25) 25 August 1936 (age 80)
Original team(s) Melbourne thirds
Height / weight 183 cm / 83 kg
Position(s) Half back flank
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1957–1962 Melbourne 93 (1)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1976–1977 Carlton 44 (29–14–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1977.
Career highlights
  • Melbourne premiership player 1957, 1959, 1960
  • Waverley premiership captain-coach, 1965
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ian Thorogood (born 25 August 1936) is a former Australian rules footballer who played and coached in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Thorogood played for Melbourne, including three premiership teams. In 1963, he went to the Waverley Football Club in the Victorian Football Association, and he coached the club to its sole Division 1 premiership in 1965. He was also responsible for giving the club its nickname, the Panthers.[2] He moved on to become assistant coach of South Melbourne in 1970.

He joined the Carlton Football Club as assistant coach in 1976, but took over the senior coaching position when John Nicholls resigned at the beginning of the season. He coached the club for the 1976 and 1977 seasons.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 642. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. ^ Scot Palmer (10 May 1963). "Panthers are snarling". The Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne, VIC. p. 45. 

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