Joe McShane

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Joe McShane
Joe McShane.png
An illustration of McShane from 1890
Personal information
Full name Joseph Francis McShane
Date of birth 29 November 1868
Place of birth Geelong
Date of death 26 July 1950(1950-07-26) (aged 81)
Place of death Kew, Victoria
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1887–1896 Geelong (VFA) 135 (43)
1897–1901 Geelong 075 (30)
1902–1904 Carlton 048 (17)
Total 258 (90)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1904.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Joe McShane (29 November 1868 – 26 July 1950) was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

McShane started his career at Geelong in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) in 1887, playing 210 matches for the club across the VFA and the VFL before moving to Carlton in 1902. He was the first Geelong player to reach 200 games.

He retired following the 1904 Grand Final against Fitzroy.[1]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 441. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.

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