Ivan McAlpine

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Ivan McAlpine
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Personal information
Date of birth 19 July 1907
Date of death 16 April 1992(1992-04-16) (aged 84)
Original team(s) Longwarry
Height / weight 182 cm / 70 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1927–1933 Footscray 112 (24)
1934–1937 Hawthorn 067 (27)
Total 179 (51)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1935–1938 Hawthorn 72 (22–50–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1937.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ivan McAlpine (19 July 1907 – 16 April 1992)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Footscray and Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

McAlpine was wingman and regularly represented Victoria in interstate football. He won the inaugural Footscray Best and Fairest award in 1927 and won the award again in 1930 and 1932. For consecutive seasons in 1931 and 1932 he finished in the top 5 of the Brownlow Medal count.

Having captained Footscray in 1933, he crossed over to Hawthorn where he had accepted the role of captain-coach. Despite retiring as a player in 1937 he stayed at the club for the following season as coach.


  1. ^ "Ivan McAlpine - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 

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