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17 July 1876
28 July 1938 (aged 62)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 301d
Last game: 31y 339d
Height and weight
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 70 kg
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AFL: 299th player to appear, 940th most games played, 1,765th most goals kickedFitzroy: 39th player to appear, 162nd most games played, 444th most goals kickedCollingwood: 87th player to appear, 187th most games played, 149th most goals kicked
A wingman who exuded class and poise, and boasted impeccable judgement, Edward Drohan was a driving force behind Fitzroy's 1899 premiership win. After 75 games for the 'Roys between 1898 and 1902 he crossed to Collingwood, and had the immediate satisfaction of playing in a Grand Final winning side against his former comrades. After initially struggling to come to terms with the change of surroundings he developed into a fine player for the 'Woods, for whom he played a further 96 VFL games over six seasons.
After retiring as a player, Drohan became a field umpire for a couple of seasons before coaching St Kilda to ninth place on the ladder in 1911.
Author - John Devaney