Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ian McLean

Known as
Ian McLean

27 August 1929

23 March 1965 (aged 35)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 237d
Last game: 30y 282d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 5

Ian McLean

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,073rd player to appear, 1,383rd most games played, 3,015th most goals kickedMelbourne: 709th player to appear, 72nd most games played, 241st most goals kicked

An accomplished if underrated wingman, Ian McLean played in Melbourne premiership teams in 1955-6-7 and 1959, and well as the runner-up sides of 1954 and 1958. His value to the side is shown by his being named high among the best players in all bar one of the Grand Finals in which he played. Courageous, quick both over the ground and in terms of reflexes, and a smooth ball handler, McLean, who hailed from Bendigo, played a total of 146 VFL games and booted 29 goals for the Demons between 1951 and 1960.

Author - John Devaney


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