Martin Bolger

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Martin Bolger
Personal information
Full name Martin Joseph Bolger
Date of birth (1906-08-19)19 August 1906
Date of death 28 July 1991(1991-07-28) (aged 84)
Original team(s) Cathedral YCW/Melbourne Reserves
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930–1939 Richmond 185 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1939.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Martin Joseph Bolger (19 August 1906 – 28 July 1991)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL between 1930 and 1939 for the Richmond Football Club.

A member of the Tigers' legendary "Three Musketeers" backline of Bolger, Sheahan and O'Neill, he played in the 1929 Seconds premiership side as well as in four straight senior Grand Finals from 1931 to 1934, winning the premiership in 1932 and 1934.

Bolger won the club's Best and Fairest award in 1936 and was awarded Life Membership in 1939.

Later serving as a Committeeman and Vice President of the club, his service to the Richmond Football Club exceeded 50 years.


  1. ^ "Martin Bolger - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

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