Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
George McLaren

Known as
George McLaren

22 March 1925

23 July 1956 (aged 31)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 80d
Last game: 26y 170d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 21

George McLaren

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,337th player to appear, 1,494th most games played, 3,351st most goals kickedFootscray: 310th player to appear, 71st most games played, 228th most goals kicked

George McLaren was an accomplished wingman who gave fine service to Footscray in 139 VFL games between 1944 and 1951. He kicked 24 goals. A Victorian interstate representative against South Australia in 1946, he served as Footscray coach for a match against Richmond during his final season. In 1956, just five years after retiring as a player, George McLaren died in a car accident.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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