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Key Facts

Full name
Frank Coghlan

Known as
Frank Coghlan

31 October 1962 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 205d
Last game: 29y 262d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 39, 15

Frank Coghlan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1986-1992109640.5939%10.287.782.5723

AFL: 9,712th player to appear, 2,186th most games played, 1,671st most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,324th player to appear, 117th most games played, 100th most goals kicked

Originally from Sandhurst, Frank Coghlan tried out at Carlton without success but then was offered a second chance to play League football by St Kilda. He duly seized the opportunity and went on to give the Saints fine service in 109 V/AFL games between 1986 and 1992, during which he booted 64 goals. A centreman for most of his career he was something of a ‘ball magnet’. For instance, in 1990 he averaged 21.29 disposals per match, while the following year his form was even more eye-catching as he polled a highly creditable nine Brownlow Medal votes.

After leaving the Saints Coghlan returned to his original club Sandhurst and in 1995 he won the Michelsen Medal for best and fairest in the Bendigo Football League.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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