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Key Facts

Full name
Bernard Nolan

Known as
Bernie Nolan

23 October 1883

10 November 1978 (aged 95)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 197d
Last game: 28y 224d

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 22

Family links
Jerry Nolan (Brother)Herb Nolan (Brother)Tom Nolan (Brother)Jimmy Nolan (Brother)

Bernie Nolan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1904-1910, 191284100.1232%0
Total1904-1910, 191284100.1232%0

AFL: 926th player to appear, 2,876th most games played, 4,928th most goals kickedMelbourne: 121st player to appear, 202nd most games played, 432nd most goals kicked

From South Melbourne Juniors, Bernie Nolan was a formidable ruckman who was heavily instrumental in Melbourne’s improved showings in 1907 and 1908 after the club had spent several years in the doldrums. He played 84 VFL games for the Reds from 1904 to 1910 and in 1912, booting 10 goals.

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