Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Edward Drohan

Known as
Eddie Drohan

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

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 4

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1903)

Eddie Drohan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

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


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