Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Michael Kenneth Delanty

Known as
Mike Delanty

15 October 1936

6 July 2021 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 201d
Last game: 29y 316d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 2, 24, 5
North Melbourne: 33

Recruited from
Collingwood (1963)

Mike Delanty

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1963-196654120.2241%7.240.961.761

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,794th player to appear, 1,464th most games played, 2,893rd most goals kickedCollingwood: 589th player to appear, 223rd most games played, 325th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 551st player to appear, 262nd most games played, 331st most goals kicked

A rugged, reliable defender who 'took no prisoners', Mike Delanty was an important cog in the Collingwood wheel from 1957 to 1962 during which time he played 87 VFL games. He was at centre half back in the Magpies' grand final defeat of Melbourne in 1958 and also played in the losing grand final of 1960 against the same opposition. After transferring to North Melbourne in 1963 he continued to perform serviceably in 54 games over four seasons giving him an overall tally of 141 games. He kicked 31 goals.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; The Complete Book of VFL Finals by Graeme Atkinson


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