Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Alan Pentland

Known as
Alan Pentland

3 October 1883

15 December 1952 (aged 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 252d
Last game: 28y 249d

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 16

Alan Pentland

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1909-19125300.0066%0

AFL: 1,535th player to appear, 4,093rd most games played, 10,280th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 223rd player to appear, 315th most games played, 1,127th most goals kicked

A defender from Leopold, Alan Pentland played 53 VFL games without kicking a goal for South Melbourne between 1909 and 1912. At the end of his first season he lined up in a back pocket, and was one of the best players afield, in South’s 4.14 to 4.12 grand final defeat of Carlton. Both during and after his football career he played cricket for South Melbourne Cricket Club.

Author - John Devaney


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