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Key Facts

Full name
Alan Olle

Known as
Alan Olle

Born
23 July 1924

Died
12 October 2004 (aged 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 39d
Last game: 27y 5d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 16, 22

Family links
Matthew McCarthy (Grandson)John McCarthy (Grandson)

Alan Olle

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1946-19515110.0225%0
Total1946-19515110.0225%0

AFL: 5,631st player to appear, 4,195th most games played, 8,972nd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 891st player to appear, 305th most games played, 1,005th most goals kicked

After serving in the RAAF during the war Alan Olle made his senior VFL debut for St Kilda, aged 21, in the opening round of the 1946 season. Although he played much of his football on the wing it was his defensive capabilities which caught the eye. Nowadays, he would be called a tagger. When he retired in 1951 he had played 51 games for the Saints and, reflecting his defensive mind-set, registered just one goal.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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