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Key Facts

Full name
Allan Cations

Known as
Allan Cations

10 October 1932

21 May 2015 (aged 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 213d
Last game: 26y 239d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 33

Family links
Ray Poulter (Brother-in-law)

Allan Cations

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1952-1957, 195910480.0839%5
Total1952-1957, 195910480.0839%5

AFL: 6,207th player to appear, 2,315th most games played, 5,397th most goals kickedRichmond: 517th player to appear, 143rd most games played, 443rd most goals kicked

Allan Cations was a tough, hard working full back who may have lacked class but was very difficult to beat one on one. He joined Richmond from Werribee South and was a mainstay of the team for half a dozen seasons of his VFL career. Between 1952 and 1957 and in 1959 he played a total of 104 senior games and booted six goals. Injuries compelled him to retire but he remained involved with the Tigers as a recruiting officer.  

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article;


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