Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Hector McKay

Known as
Hec McKay

15 December 1904

15 March 1969 (aged 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 137d
Last game: 30y 133d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 10, 2, 9

Hec McKay

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1926-193515210.0155%11.712.5917

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,133rd player to appear, 1,271st most games played, 8,775th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 388th player to appear, 72nd most games played, 903rd most goals kicked

Defender Hec McKay joined South Melbourne in 1926 and had a pronounced impact, winning the club's best and fairest award in only his second year. Tough, determined and speedy, he was at home in any defensive position. He was at full back when South overcame Richmond in the 1933 Grand Final, and excelled in a back pocket in the losing effort against the same opposition the following year. Between 1926 and 1935 he played 152 VFL games. 

Author - John Devaney


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