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Alan McDonald

Full Name: ALAN MCDONALD
Date of Birth: 23/06/1918
Height: 173 cm ( 5-8 )
Weight: 66 kg ( 10-5 )
Guernsey: 10
Debut: 03/06/1939, Round 7, Collingwood
Last Game: 15/05/1943, Round 2, Collingwood


RICHMOND SENIORS
Seasons: 1939-41, 1943
Total Games: 49
Total Goals: 8

Honours:



RICHMOND RESERVES
Seasons: 1939-42, 1944
Total Games: 22
Total Goals: 8

Honours:



BIOGRAPHY
Alan was a wingman and ruck-rover. Recruited from Gippsland his VFL career was cut short because of Army Service during the Second World War. He was a member of Richmond’s 1940 Grand Final team and was widely acknowledged as their best player in that game. After the Second World War, he spent two seasons with Camberwell before he became playing-coach of South Bendigo. He led South Bendigo to five Premierships in seven years and was affectionately known as the “Old Fox” in Bendigo Football League circles, due to his coaching prowess. In Bendigo he often played as a ruck-rover. He coached Richmond between 1957 and 1960, before returning to Bendigo where he still lives. His brother, Jim, played one senior game for Melbourne, in 1942. Away from football, Alan worked in the hotel industry in Bendigo.

PRE RICHMOND
Meeniyan 1934-36, Games 30 ; Leongatha 1937-38, Games 40.


POST RICHMOND
Camberwell 1945-46, Games 16, Goals 10 ; South Bendigo 1947-56, 1961-63, Games 198, Goals 210 ( Honours - Premiership 1950-51, 1954-56, Captain/Coach 1947-56, Coach 1961-63, Coach 1961-63, League Representative Team Games 6, Club President 1965-68, Life Member.
Richmond Senior Coach 1957-60.

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