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Alan Brown

Alan Brown

1945-1946
4
Other Guernsey Nos.
3

16 CFC Games Played

11 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
15 November 1924
Recruited From
Fairfield
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1945
Height:
183cm
Weight:
78kg

Biography

or Allan Brown, his daughter, Roben, remembers attending Collingwood matches with him at Victoria Park after his career ended as a result of a knee injury.

Allan’s knee injury was “devastating”, according to Roben, who said Collingwood “was everything to him”.

The story goes that Allan’s first kick in senior football was a goal. While this is not listed in the AFL Record Season Guide, it might stand as a fact that needs research for future editions.

“Another thing he talked about was playing on Richmond’s Jack Dyer and one of his teammates, Neil Mann, saying to him to watch his back because ‘Jack wants to knock your head off, so just keep running,’” Roben laughs.

“He just loved the club and even right up until he died on the Queen’s Birthday on the day Collingwood played Melbourne, he didn’t miss a game on the telly and we would go through the line up every Thursday.”

Allan was brought up in Abbotsford, a Gordon Coventry drop punt away from Victoria Park, and visited the ground with Roben for the final time earlier this year.

“We took him down to Victoria Park earlier this year and with his frame we walked around the ground.

“He was saying that when he was playing he was able to look at the Town Hall clock and see how much longer the game was going to go for. We were saying that with how things have been built up that you can no longer see the Town Hall from the ground.

“He thought it was great with what has happened to the ground in terms of it being accessible to people nowadays.”

Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1945-1946 16 11 0 75%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1945 13 11 0 4

1945 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 2 0 4 View match >
Round 2 Sydney L 1 0 4 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 0 4 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 4 0 4 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 0 4 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 2 0 4 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 2 0 4 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy L 0 4 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 0 4 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs L 0 4 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 0 4 View match >
Round 19 Fitzroy W 0 4 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 0 4 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1946 3 0 3

1946 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Fitzroy W 0 3 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 0 3 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 0 3 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 16 11
Avg/Game   0.69
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

484

Total AFL Games
16
Total AFL Goals
11
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1945
CFC Last Game
Round 4, 1946
Recruited From
Fairfield
Full Name
Alan Brown
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