Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Hugh McLaughlin Jnr

Known as
Hugh McLaughlin

13 October 1935

21 May 2004 (aged 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 234d
Last game: 28y 258d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 25

Family links
Hugh McLaughlin Snr (Father)

Hugh McLaughlin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1955-196411650.0433%11

AFL: 6,587th player to appear, 2,008th most games played, 6,281st most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 771st player to appear, 116th most games played, 631st most goals kicked

After working his way through the ranks at South Melbourne, Hugh McLaughlin made his league debut in 1955 as a wingman. He went on to occupy a number of different positions during his 10-season, 116-game VFL career, but probably his best football was played in a back pocket. McLaughlin, whose identically named father had played VFL football with both South Melbourne and Footscray prior to World War II, represented the VFL against Tasmania in 1957.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.