Max Oaten

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Max Oaten
Personal information
Full name Max Oaten
Date of birth (1935-01-26) 26 January 1935 (age 82)
Original team(s) Melton
Height / weight 189 cm / 88 kg
Position(s) Full-forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1956–1962 South Melbourne 80 (133)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Max Oaten (born 26 January 1935) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Oaten, a full-forward from Melton, topped South Melbourne's goal-kicking in 1958 and 1960, with 34 and 39 goals respectively. He kicked his career high six goals in a game on three occasions, including twice in a row to end the 1961 VFL season. In 1960, he represented the VFL's interstate team when they lost to Tasmania for the time ever. Michael Oaten, his son, played briefly at South Melbourne in the early 1980s.