Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Rod McLean

Known as
Rod McLean

22 October 1915

14 September 1979 (aged 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 187d
Last game: 30y 278d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 14

Family links
Ken McLean (Brother)Ricky McLean (Son)Brock McLean (Grandson)

Rod McLean

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1935-1942, 1944-1946128330.2666%12.384.084
Total1935-1942, 1944-1946128330.2666%12.384.084

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,237th player to appear, 1,729th most games played, 2,762nd most goals kickedCarlton: 518th player to appear, 113th most games played, 223rd most goals kicked

Carlton’s Rod McLean was a robust, resilient ruckman who was protective of his team’s smaller players and did not let the niceties of the game interfere with his effectiveness. Originally from Fawkner, he played 128 VFL games and kicked 33 goals for the Blues between 1935 and 1942 and from 1944 to 1946. Among his appearances were the winning grand finals of 1938 and 1945. Rod McLean’s son Rod ‘Ricky’ McLean played VFL football in the 1960s and 1970s for Carlton and Richmond.

Author - John Devaney


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