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Key Facts

Full name
Daniel Feehan

Known as
Dan Feehan

Born
7 February 1880

Died
21 March 1946 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 90d
Last game: 30y 96d

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Recruited from
South Ballarat (1904)

Dan Feehan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1904-19108590.1131%0
Total1904-19108590.1131%0

AFL: 915th player to appear, 2,840th most games played, 5,106th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 192nd player to appear, 170th most games played, 443rd most goals kicked

Originally from South Ballarat, itself probably a league standard club at the time¹, Dan Feehan made his VFL debut with St Kilda in 1904. Blessed with an abundance of skill, and enormously versatile, he went on to provide reputable service to the Saints in 85 senior games over the course of the ensuing seven seasons. Most of his best football was played on the half back line, but he could also do a more than serviceable job across centre, on a half forward flank, or in the ruck. 

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

  1. Substance for this view is provided by the feat of the Ballarat Football Association in defeating full strength VFL combinations in 6 out of 14 encounters, home and away, between 1897 and 1903, with the league combinations only beginning to assert any semblance of superiority after the turn of the century.

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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