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Key Facts

Full name
Allan Woodley

Known as
Allan Woodley

22 August 1935 (age 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 240d
Last game: 28y 44d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 24

Allan Woodley

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1954-1959, 1963130560.4352%10.331.003.3332
Total1954-1959, 1963130560.4352%10.331.003.3332

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,419th player to appear, 1,656th most games played, 1,857th most goals kickedHawthorn: 447th player to appear, 94th most games played, 115th most goals kicked

Known as 'The Colonel' because of his cultured accent, Hawthorn's Xavier College recruit Allan Woodley was a tall but thin follower who delighted fans with his spectacular high marking. Woodley began with Hawthorn in 1954, earning 'Big V' selection two years later at the Perth carnival, and winning his club's best and fairest award in 1959. He then spent the period from 1960 to 1962 studying osteopathy in the UK before resuming for one final season with the Hawks, a season that brought a Grand Final defeat at the hands of Geelong. Allan Woodley played a total of 130 VFL games for Hawthorn, and kicked 56 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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