Paddy Scanlan

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Patrick Scanlan
Personal information
Date of birth 6 September 1896
Date of death 1 January 1977(1977-01-01) (aged 80)
Original team Leopold (MAFA)
Height/Weight 173 cm / 69 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1920-1926
1927-1928
Total -
South Melbourne
Footscray
100 (49)
033 (15)
133 (64)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1927-1928
1930-1931
1935-1937
Total -
Footscray
South Melbourne
North Melbourne
036 (15-21-0)
036 (18-18-0)
054 0(8-46-0)
126 (41-85-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1928 season.

Paddy Scanlan (born 6 September 1896 – 1 January 1977) was an Australian rules footballer who played with and coached South Melbourne and Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Scanlan made his league debut in 1920 for South Melbourne and went on to play exactly 100 games for the club, captaining them from 1923 to 1926. In 1927 he moved to Footscray and was appointed captain-coach. He retired as a player after the 1928 season but returned to the VFL in 1930 as coach of South Melbourne. Later on in the decade he would also coach North Melbourne but couldn't prevent them from finishing with two wooden spoons.

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