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Con McCarthy

Con McCarthy

1915-1921
18
Other Guernsey Nos.
14, 16, 17

101 CFC Games Played

22 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
10 February 1893
Date of Death
19 June 1975
Recruited From
Fairfield
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1915
Height:
180cm
Weight:
89kg

Biography

McCarthy had enormous physical strength and was a fitness fanatic who enjoyed training in an era where it was unusual to do so. He walked five miles to work every day and joined Collingwood from Fairfield.

He helped win the 1919 flag for Collingwood as the foil for No.1 ruckman Les Hughes. He skippered that side and had played in the flag sides of 1917 and 1919 as well as the runner-up team of 1918.

He captained the side in 1919, 1921 and 1922. McCarthy was a great shepherder, a fine mark and kick and represented Victoria five times including the captaincy of the carnival side in 1921.

He went to Footscray VFA as playing coach in 1925 for a huge sum at the time of 400 pounds and Collingwood rigidly stuck with its policy of not making special deals with players.

He led the Bulldogs into the League and was revered at the club. Business forced him to give away the game. He handed over the coaching role in 1926, but continued as captain for the remainder of the season.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1915-1921 101 22 14 66%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1915 16 0 18

1915 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Essendon W 0 18 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda W 0 18 View match >
Round 4 Melbourne W 0 18 View match >
Round 5 Geelong W 0 18 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 0 18 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Round 9 Sydney W 0 18 View match >
Round 10 Essendon W 0 18 View match >
Round 11 Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 0 18 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne W 0 18 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 0 18 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 0 18 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy L 0 18 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1916 11 2 0 18

1916 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Round 2 Carlton L 0 18 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 18 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Round 7 Richmond L 0 18 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 0 18 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy W 1 0 18 View match >
Round 10 Richmond L 0 18 View match >
Round 11 Carlton L 0 18 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 1 0 18 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy L 0 18 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1917 8 0 18

1917 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 7 Carlton W 0 18 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Round 9 Sydney L 0 18 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 0 18 View match >
Round 11 Richmond W 0 18 View match >
Semi Final Sydney W 0 18 View match >
Preliminary Final Fitzroy L 0 18 View match >
Grand Final Fitzroy W 0 18 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1918 14 1 0 17

1918 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Geelong W 0 17 View match >
Round 3 Sydney L 0 17 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 0 17 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda W 0 17 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 0 17 View match >
Round 7 Essendon W 1 0 17 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 0 17 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 0 17 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 17 View match >
Round 11 Richmond W 0 17 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda L 0 17 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 0 17 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda W 0 17 View match >
Grand Final Sydney L 0 17 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1919 16 3 0 14

1919 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 0 14 View match >
Round 2 St Kilda L 0 14 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 0 14 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 1 0 14 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 0 14 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 0 14 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy L 1 0 14 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 0 14 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 1 0 14 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 0 14 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 0 14 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 0 14 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 0 14 View match >
Semi Final Carlton W 0 14 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond L 0 14 View match >
Grand Final Richmond W 0 14 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1920 19 8 0 16

1920 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Essendon L 0 16 View match >
Round 2 Geelong W 0 16 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 0 16 View match >
Round 4 Fitzroy L 0 16 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 0 16 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 0 16 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 16 View match >
Round 9 Sydney W 0 16 View match >
Round 10 Essendon W 0 16 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 1 0 16 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne W 0 16 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 0 16 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy L 1 0 16 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 2 0 16 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 1 0 16 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 3 0 16 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy W 0 16 View match >
Preliminary Final Carlton W 0 16 View match >
Grand Final Richmond L 0 16 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1921 17 8 0 17

1921 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 17 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 17 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 4 0 17 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 1 0 17 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 1 0 17 View match >
Round 6 Sydney W 0 17 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 1 0 17 View match >
Round 9 Carlton L 1 0 17 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy L 0 17 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 17 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 17 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 0 17 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 0 17 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 0 17 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 0 17 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 0 17 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 0 17 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 101 22
Avg/Game   0.22
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

213

Total AFL Games
131
Total AFL Goals
39
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1915
CFC Last Game
Semi Final, 1921
Recruited From
Fairfield
Full Name
Con McCarthy

Awards

  • Team Captain
    1919
  • x2
    Premiership
    1917, 1919
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