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Key Facts

Full name
John McArthur

Known as
John McArthur

10 September 1938 (age 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 263d
Last game: 25y 11d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 28

John McArthur

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1958, 1960-196361100.1662%12.331.675
Total1958, 1960-196361100.1662%12.331.675

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,944th player to appear, 3,725th most games played, 4,984th most goals kickedHawthorn: 492nd player to appear, 236th most games played, 348th most goals kicked

Centre half back in Hawthorn’s breakthrough 1961 premiership-winning combination John McArthur was a tough, no frills defender of the old school. What he lacked in pace he compensated for with raw, dogged determination which enabled him to stick to his opponent like glue. He played 61 VFL games and kicked 10 goals for the Hawks in 1958 and from 1960 to 1963.

Author - John Devaney


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