Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ronald McKeown

Known as
Ron McKeown

10 May 1967 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 58d
Last game: 26y 111d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 96 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 25, 5

Ron McKeown

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,545th player to appear, 1,822nd most games played, 1,026th most goals kickedCollingwood: 856th player to appear, 138th most games played, 83rd most goals kicked

A useful footballer capable of the odd burst of brilliance, Ron McKeown was effective at both ends of the ground, but probably played his most consistent football at full back. Between 1984 and 1993 he played 123 V/AFL games and kicked 105 goals for Collingwood but he is probably best remembered for the games he missed. In 1990, having played 20 games for the season, he was controversially dropped for the second semi final clash with Essendon, and did not regain his place for the grand final re-match a fortnight later.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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