Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Richard Mullaly

Known as
Dick Mullaly

19 June 1892

11 June 1971 (aged 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 313d
Last game: 25y 81d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 14, 17

Dick Mullaly

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1912-1915, 191769120.1765%0
Total1912-1915, 191769120.1765%0

AFL: 1,873rd player to appear, 3,378th most games played, 4,578th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 241st player to appear, 225th most games played, 425th most goals kicked

Recruited locally from Leopold, South Melbourne’s Dick Mullaly was a capable all round footballer who played mostly in the centre, the position he occupied in the club’s losing challenge final of 1912 against Essendon. When South again lost the premiership decider two years later, this time against Carlton, he lined up in a forward pocket and kicked one of his side’s four goals. From 1912 to 1917 he played 69 VFL games for South, and scored a dozen goals. He later served as the club’s secretary, a position he held during the famed ‘foreign legion’ era of the 1930s.

Author - John Devaney


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