John McLeish

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John McLeish
Personal information
Full name John D. M. McLeish
Date of birth (1926-12-19)19 December 1926
Date of death 10 December 2005(2005-12-10) (aged 78)
Original team(s) Yea, Dookie College
Height / weight 178 cm / 79 kg
Position(s) Half-back flank
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1949–50 Essendon 10 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1950.
Sources: AFL Tables,

John McLeish (19 December 1926 – 10 December 2005) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] McLeish's father, Maurie, played VFL football for St Kilda. After a season and a half with Essendon, McLeish returned to the team he was recruited from, Yea, where he was appointed captain-coach. They won a premiership in his first season in the role. McLeish continued to play with Yea until 1954.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 592. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5. 

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