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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Francis Meehan

Known as
Tom Meehan

Born
31 March 1926

Died
19 October 2018 (aged 92)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 145d
Last game: 28y 73d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 25, 17, 21
Fitzroy: 31

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1953)

Family links
Jack Meehan (Brother)

Tom Meehan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1947-19527330.0422%0
FitzroyV/AFL1953-19541900.0047%0
V/AFL1947-19549230.0327%0
Total1947-19549230.0327%0

AFL: 5,749th player to appear, 2,581st most games played, 7,181st most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 908th player to appear, 203rd most games played, 722nd most goals kickedFitzroy: 686th player to appear, 468th most games played, 1,043rd most goals kicked

Terry Meehan was a tough, no frills defender who joined St Kilda from St Kilda YMCA and gave the club solid service in 73 VFL games between 1947 and 1952. Most of those games were played at full back where he saw plenty of action in a team that had a woeful success rate of just 20.5% and finished last three times during his time with them. In 1953 he crossed to Fitzroy and added 19 games in two seasons. He finished his playing career with Brighton in the VFA.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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