Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ivan McAlpine

Known as
Ivan McAlpine

19 July 1907

16 April 1992 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 285d
Last game: 30y 5d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 7, 26, 12, 22
Hawthorn: 32, 1

Recruited from
Footscray (1934)

Ivan McAlpine

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,255th player to appear, 864th most games played, 2,009th most goals kickedFootscray: 62nd player to appear, 111th most games played, 226th most goals kickedHawthorn: 189th player to appear, 221st most games played, 192nd most goals kicked

Ivan McAlpine was one of the best wingmen of his generation. Bigger than most of his direct opponents he also possessed the brains and speed to make the most of this advantage. A regular Big V representative, he played a total of 112 VFL games for Footscray from 1927 to 1933, skippering the side in his final year, and winning club champion awards in 1927, 1930 and 1932. The 1934 season saw him on the move to Hawthorn where he added another 67 league games over the course of his last four seasons in the VFL. Captain-coach of the Mayblooms between 1935 and 1937 he continued as coach in a non-playing capacity in 1938 but was only once - in 1937 - able to get his team out of the bottom three.

Author - John Devaney


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