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Key Facts

Full name
Alan Martin

Known as
Alan Martin

Born
13 March 1928

Died
30 August 2004 (aged 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 48d
Last game: 26y 196d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 19

Alan Martin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1949-195410580.0850%12.003.338
Total1949-195410580.0850%12.003.338

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,885th player to appear, 2,240th most games played, 5,334th most goals kickedFootscray: 357th player to appear, 123rd most games played, 414th most goals kicked

A tenacious, close checking defender Alan Martin was on a half back flank for Footscray in their 1954 grand final win over Melbourne. It was the last of his 105 VFL games for the a he had joined in 1949 from Golden Point. He was highly consistent performer, as evidenced by the fact that he was never once omitted from the team because of bad form. After leaving Footscray he returned to Golden Point as coach.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.