|Full name||Marcus Joseph Whelan|
|Date of birth||27 June 1914|
|Place of birth||Bacchus Marsh, Victoria|
|Date of death||31 August 1973(aged 59)|
|Height / weight||175 cm / 67 kg|
|1933–42; 1946–47||Collingwood||173 (31)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1947.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Whelan played in the midfield as a centreman and on occasions would be seen in defence. Whelan won the Brownlow Medal in 1939 and was also awarded Collingwood's best and fairest award, the Copeland Trophy. After fighting in World War II he returned to the Victorian Football League in 1946 and retired at the end of the 1947 season.
- "Marcus Whelan". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- "Brownlow Medal winner", News (Adelaide), 8 September 1939, p. 7.
- Marcus Whelan's statistics from AFL Tables
- Marcus Whelan's profile from AustralianFootball.com
- Marcus Whelan profile, Australian Football League website; accessed 12 June 2014.
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