Rod McGregor

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Rod McGregor
Personal information
Full name Roderick McGregor
Date of birth (1882-10-19)19 October 1882
Place of birth Katamatite, Victoria
Date of death 2 August 1962(1962-08-02) (aged 79)
Place of death Canterbury, Victoria
Original team(s) Essendon Association
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Position(s) Centre
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1905–1912; 1914–1920 Carlton 236 (26)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
?–? Victoria 3 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1920.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Rod McGregor (19 October 1882 – 2 August 1962) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League and broadcaster

He was a wonderful centreman for the Carlton Football Club with the ability to find targets and elude opponents. He played in the 1906 and 1908 winning grand final sides and missed the 1907 premiership triumph over South Melbourne after breaking his nose in the previous week's semi final against St Kilda.

Working on-air with Melbourne radio station 3AR at least as early as 1927, McGregor was a pioneer of football radio broadcasts.

In 1996 McGregor was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Player honors:

  • Premierships 1906, 1908, 1914, 1915

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References[edit]

  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0 (p. 124)
  • Ross, J. (ed.), The Australian Football Hall of Fame, HarperCollinsPublishers, (Pymble), 1999. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X (p. 94)

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