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Key Facts

Full name
Ian Rowland

Known as
Ian Rowland

4 March 1941 (age 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 43d
Last game: 25y 197d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 26

Ian Rowland

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1960-1966109970.8961%11.542.371.305

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,116th player to appear, 2,178th most games played, 1,108th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,076th player to appear, 116th most games played, 63rd most goals kicked

A tough, gritty rover with good goal sense St Kilda’s Ian ‘Doggy’ Rowland suffered the major disappointment of losing form during the 1966 finals series and being dropped from the team for the ultimately triumphant grand final clash with Collingwood. He promptly retired.

A little lacking in pace perhaps, Rowland compensated with pluck and persistence. Between 1960 and 1966 he played 109 games for the Saints and kicked 96 goals. His tally of 26 goals in 1961 was good enough to top the club’s list.

Author - John Devaney


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


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