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Key Facts

Full name
Malcolm Seddon

Known as
Mal 'Doc' Seddon

Nickname
Doc

Born
31 May 1888

Died
30 August 1955 (aged 67)

Occupation
Carrier

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 38d
Last game: 33y 95d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 23, 26, 24, 18, 20

Mal 'Doc' Seddon

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1911-1915, 1919-1921102560.5565%0
Total1911-1915, 1919-1921102560.5565%0

AFL: 1,816th player to appear, 2,316th most games played, 1,849th most goals kickedCollingwood: 179th player to appear, 175th most games played, 144th most goals kicked

Malcolm Seddon was tough, hard hitting and resilient, as he proved both on the field of play as a redoubtable ruck shepherd, and off it during World War I when he fought his way back to health and fitness after being exposed to toxic gas while serving on the western front.

Nicknamed 'Doc', Seddon was the sort of player whom opposition supporters loved to hate, which needless to say meant that he was a firm favourite among the Collingwood faithful. He commenced with the Magpies in 1911, and went on to play a total of 102 VFL games and kick 56 goals in two stints which were split by wartime service from 1916 to 1918. He was a member of the Magpies' winning Challenge Final team against Richmond in 1919, and represented the VFL against South Australia the following year, which was his last in league football.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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