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Key Facts

Full name
David McMahon

Known as
David McMahon

19 October 1951 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 170d
Last game: 32y 213d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Preston; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 19

David McMahon

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,523rd player to appear, 482nd most games played, 301st most goals kickedFitzroy: 903rd player to appear, 7th most games played, 14th most goals kicked

Originally from VAFA club Ivanhoe, David McMahon spent the 1972 season with Preston before joining Fitzroy, where he would carve out a career as one of the best half forward flank specialists in the game. Tough and fleet of foot, McMahon boasted smooth ball handling skills and was dangerous near goals. A Victorian representative, he played a total of 218 VFL games between 1973 and 1984, booting 236 goals. Some of his finest performances for the Lions came during the club's all too rare forays into the finals.

Author - John Devaney


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