Marcus Whelan

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Marcus Whelan
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Personal information
Full name Marcus Joseph Whelan
Date of birth (1914-06-27)27 June 1914
Place of birth Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Date of death 31 August 1973(1973-08-31) (aged 59)
Original team(s) Noorat
Height / weight 175 cm / 67 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1933–42; 1946–47 Collingwood 173 (31)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1947.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Marcus Joseph Whelan (27 June 1914 – 31 August 1973)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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.

Whelan worked at Carlton & United Breweries in Melbourne, alongside his coach Jock McHale.[2]


Whelan's son Shane played for Collingwood between 1967 and 1969. Marcus Whelan is the grandfather of actress/television presenter Nicky Whelan.


  1. ^ "Marcus Whelan". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brownlow Medal winner", News (Adelaide), 8 September 1939, p. 7.

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