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Key Facts

Full name
Allan William Moncrieff

Known as
Allan Moncrieff

Born
19 March 1924

Place of birth
Cheltenham, VIC (3192)

Died
1 February 2015 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 141d
Last game: 27y 84d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 29, 10

State of origin
VIC

Family links
Michael Moncrieff (Son)

Allan Moncrieff

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1943, 1945-195167440.6652%0
Total1943, 1945-195167440.6652%0

AFL: 5,244th player to appear, 3,444th most games played, 2,220th most goals kickedFootscray: 303rd player to appear, 191st most games played, 145th most goals kicked

A versatile footballer, capable of playing at centre half forward, on a half forward flank, even on occasion in the centre, Allan Moncrieff was recruited by Footscray from Parkdale Amateurs. He was never quite an automatic selection for the seniors but was usually serviceable when called upon. His VFL career with the Dogs comprised 67 games in which he scored 44 goals in 1943 and from 1945 to 1951. His son Michael (profiled below) later played with distinction for Hawthorn.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Photo courtesy of Boyles Football Photos; Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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