Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Richard McCabe

Known as
Dick McCabe

15 June 1877

21 June 1932 (aged 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 327d
Last game: 29y 337d

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; St. Kilda; South Melbourne

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1899); St. Kilda (1904)

Dick McCabe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1899-19037340.057%0
South MelbourneV/AFL1904-19075100.0053%0

AFL: 79th player to appear, 1,320th most games played, 3,814th most goals kickedFitzroy: 12th player to appear, 415th most games played, 295th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 86th player to appear, 203rd most games played, 628th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 138th player to appear, 325th most games played, 1,087th most goals kicked

Dick McCabe (incorrectly listed as "McKay" in the picture) was a solid, gutsy and reliable defender who gave good service to three VFL clubs over 11 seasons. He began with Fitzroy, where he played 24 league games in 1897-8, and then crossed to St Kilda, where his five seasons for 73 games included the club captaincy in 1901. McKay rounded off his career with 51 games for South Melbourne between 1904 and 1907.

Author - John Devaney


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