John Dowling (Australian rules footballer)

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John Dowling
Personal information
Date of birth (1909-04-08)8 April 1909
Date of death 10 January 1967(1967-01-10) (aged 57)
Original team(s) Brunswick Juniors / South Yarra
Height / weight 174 cm / 75 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1927–1931 North Melbourne 49 0(79)
1932–1933 Footscray 17 0(29)
Total 66 (108)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1933.
Sources: AFL Tables,

John Dowling (8 April 1909 – 10 January 1967) was an Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne and Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Dowling played with North Melbourne between 1927 and 1931, topping their goalkicking in the 1929 season. He finished his VFL career at Footscray; midway through his second season with the club he was picked up by Brunswick in the VFA, who were struggling and sought experienced players. Dowling won the VFA Medal in 1934 and was joint winner the following season. He was a member of the club's 1938 premiership side.

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