Paddy Scanlan

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Paddy Scanlan
Personal information
Date of birth 6 September 1896
Original team Leopold
Debut 1920, South Melbourne
Height/Weight 173 cm / 69 kg
Playing career1

South Melbourne (1920-26)

  • 100 games, 49 goals

Footscray (1927-28)

  • 33 games, 15 goals
Total - 133 Games, 64 Goals
Coaching career

Footscray (1927-28)

  • 36 games, 15 wins, 21 losses

South Melbourne (1930-31)

  • 36 games, 18 wins, 18 losses

North Melbourne (1935-37)

  • 54 games, 8 wins, 46 losses
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1937 season.

Paddy Scanlan (born 6 September 1896) was an Australian rules footballer who played with and coached South Melbourne and Footscray in the 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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