Ron Clegg

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Ron Clegg
Personal information
Date of birth 17 November 1927
Date of death 23 August 1990(1990-08-23) (aged 62)
Original team Melbourne Boys League
Height/Weight 183 cm / 84 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1945-1960 South Melbourne 231 (156)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1958-1959 South Melbourne 36 (15-21-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1960 season.
Career highlights
  • Brownlow Medal 1949
  • Runner Up Brownlow Medal 1951
  • South Melbourne Best & Fairest 1948, 1949, 1951
  • South Melbourne captain 1953-1954, 1957-1960
  • South Melbourne/Sydney Swans Team of the Century
  • Victorian representative (15 games, 7 goals)

Ron "Smokey" Clegg (17 November 1927 – 23 August 1990) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League.

A brilliant key position player at either centre half-forward or centre half-back, he was awarded the Brownlow Medal in 1949 while playing with the then South Melbourne Football Club. He won the club's Best and Fairest award three times.

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

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