Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Alan Welch

Known as
Alan Welch

3 November 1910

15 August 1980 (aged 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 177d
Last game: 26y 277d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 27

Alan Welch

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1933-193749240.4978%12.112.442

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,020th player to appear, 4,346th most games played, 3,343rd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 476th player to appear, 344th most games played, 287th most goals kicked

Alan Welch was a competent forward from South Surfers who commenced with South Melbourne in 1933. He never quite managed to hold down a regular spot in the seniors although he did earn selection for some finals matches. All told, he played 49 VFL games for South and scored 24 goal over five seasons.

Author - John Devaney


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