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Key Facts

Full name
Joseph Daniel Findane Hogan

Known as
Joe Hogan

Born
27 November 1875

Died
21 December 1943 (aged 68)

Occupation
Lawyer

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 178d
Last game: 30y 201d

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Joe Hogan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaVFA1895-18963440.12
St. KildaV/AFL1897-1900, 1902-190691110.1215%0
Total1895-1900, 1902-1906125150.12

AFL: 197th player to appear, 2,666th most games played, 4,750th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 25th player to appear, 154th most games played, 407th most goals kicked

Arguably the pick of St Kilda’s early VFL footballers Joe Hogan actually began with the Saints while the club was still a member of the VFA. In 1895 and 1896 he played 34 VFA games and followed this by 91 VFL appearances between 1897 and 1900 and from 1902 to 1906. Playing mainly at centre half back, his broad range of skills, superb high marking and indomitable demeanour made him a conspicuous on-field presence. Certainly this was the view of opposition teams who often made him an unwarranted focus of stiff-armed tactics.

In 1902 Hogan was appointed skipper of the Saints but the role did not sit well with him and he resigned at the end of the season. Away from football he worked in the legal profession and this sometimes limited his availability. Indeed, in 1901 it caused him to miss the entire season. It was also a contributory factor in his decision to retire in 1906 although it should be pointed out that he had been undermined to some extent by injuries which may well have been another reason.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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