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Key Facts

Full name
Alfred George Egan

Known as
Alf Egan

Born
3 April 1910

Died
21 January 1962 (aged 51)

Ethnicity
Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 43d
Last game: 25y 150d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 27
North Melbourne: 5

Recruited from
Carlton (1934)

Alf Egan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1931-193336200.5661%11.923.923
North MelbourneV/AFL1934-19351570.477%2
V/AFL1931-193551270.5345%11.923.925
Total1931-193551270.5345%11.923.925

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,796th player to appear, 4,234th most games played, 3,135th most goals kickedCarlton: 478th player to appear, 417th most games played, 310th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 182nd player to appear, 511th most games played, 412th most goals kicked

Now lauded as the first aboriginal player at both Carlton and North Melbourne, Alf Egan was tall, wiry and adaptable. A ruckman-forward he began with Carlton in round three of the 1931 season against Essendon at Princes Park and played the last of his 36 games for the Blues in the 1933 first semi final loss to Geelong at the MCG. He booted 20 goals.

Egan’s most memorable performance in a Carlton jumper was the 1932 grand final clash with Richmond. The Blues lost, but Egan performed heroically, and was mentioned high in despatches.

Shortly after the aforementioned 1933 first semi final he crossed to North Melbourne where he rounded off his playing career with 15 VFL games and seven goals for the shinboners.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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