Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Horace Drane

Known as
Horrie Drane

15 February 1881

29 September 1965 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 119d
Last game: 28y 229d

Senior clubs
Melbourne; South Melbourne

Recruited from
Melbourne (1907)

Horrie Drane

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1902, 1904-190638110.2932%0
South MelbourneV/AFL1907-19091810.0667%0
V/AFL1902, 1904-190956120.2143%0
Total1902, 1904-190956120.2143%0

AFL: 762nd player to appear, 3,980th most games played, 4,589th most goals kickedMelbourne: 101st player to appear, 411th most games played, 409th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 197th player to appear, 608th most games played, 879th most goals kicked

Having played in Leopold’s 1900 Metropolitan Football Association premiership triumph Horrie Drane joined Melbourne, and made his debut for the club in round eight 1902. At first he struggled to cement a place in the team, but in 1904-5 he achieved regular selection. Pacy and strong, he lined up for the most part on the wing. In 1906 he fell out of favour to some extent and played just eight matches for the year, giving him a final tally of 38 appearances for the club. He scored 11 goals.

The 1907 season found him at South Melbourne where he played 18 VFL games and booted one goal. His last appearance for the club came in the 1909 grand final defeat of Carlton when he replaced the suspended Jim Caldwell, having played just once previously during the season.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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