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|Full name||Max Oaten|
|Date of birth||26 January 1935|
|Height / weight||189 cm / 88 kg|
|1956–1962||South Melbourne||80 (133)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.