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Denis O'Callaghan

Denis O'Callaghan

1968-1973, 1975
29

129 CFC Games Played

3 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
7 February 1949
Recruited From
Tiega
Collingwood Debut
Round 3, 1968
Height:
178cm
Weight:
80kg

Biography

A solid, unspectacular, but effective back pocket from Tiega near Ouyen.

O’Callaghan was recruited from Tiega when the club’s secretary told his friend Graeme Fellowes that O’Callaghan “wasn’t a bad sort of footballer” and he played two games in the reserves in 1967 before returning home.

In 1968 he won the best first year player award for the seniors then returned home again, apparently content to stay on the family farm. But Collingwood quickly persuaded him to return and he proved to be a stalwart defender.

O’Callaghan was a good mark and a safe ground player whose style gave nothing away. He played in the losing Grand Final side of 1970, and missed all of the 1974 season due to a knee injury.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1968-1973, 1975 129 3 10 65%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1968 18 178 18 196 29

1968 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 St Kilda L 0 29 View match >
Round 4 Geelong L 8 8 29 View match >
Round 5 Hawthorn W 12 12 29 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 8 1 9 29 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 12 4 16 29 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 6 1 7 29 View match >
Round 9 Sydney L 8 8 29 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs W 8 1 9 29 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne W 16 1 17 29 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 8 8 29 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 7 1 8 29 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 7 1 8 29 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 10 2 12 29 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 11 1 12 29 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 15 15 29 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 12 1 13 29 View match >
Round 19 Melbourne W 7 7 29 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 23 4 27 29 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1969 6 38 9 47 29

1969 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 14 Melbourne W 6 5 11 29 View match >
Round 15 Carlton L 3 1 4 29 View match >
Round 19 Sydney W 10 1 11 29 View match >
Round 20 North Melbourne W 4 4 29 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 0 29 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond L 15 2 17 29 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1970 24 0 0 314 43 357 29

1970 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 17 1 18 29 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 12 3 15 29 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn W 12 1 13 29 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 11 1 12 29 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 17 1 18 29 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 19 2 21 29 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 13 2 15 29 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 11 1 12 29 View match >
Round 9 Essendon L 8 1 9 29 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 13 1 14 29 View match >
Round 11 Sydney L 14 3 17 29 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs W 22 1 23 29 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 14 2 16 29 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn L 10 1 11 29 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 12 3 15 29 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne W 10 3 13 29 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 5 2 7 29 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 15 2 17 29 View match >
Round 19 Carlton W 15 2 17 29 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 16 2 18 29 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda W 14 1 15 29 View match >
Round 22 Sydney W 7 3 10 29 View match >
Semi Final Carlton W 11 3 14 29 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 0 0 16 1 17 29 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1971 23 1 277 32 309 29

1971 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 16 2 18 29 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 10 1 11 29 View match >
Round 3 Essendon D 9 9 29 View match >
Round 4 Fitzroy W 10 3 13 29 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 12 2 14 29 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 6 3 9 29 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 10 2 12 29 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda L 10 1 11 29 View match >
Round 9 Sydney W 11 1 12 29 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 17 17 29 View match >
Round 11 Carlton W 11 11 29 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs L 14 1 15 29 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 7 1 8 29 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 13 2 15 29 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 1 15 1 16 29 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 16 2 18 29 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 17 3 20 29 View match >
Round 18 Geelong L 4 4 29 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda L 13 13 29 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 15 2 17 29 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn L 20 2 22 29 View match >
Round 22 Carlton L 10 1 11 29 View match >
Semi Final Richmond L 11 2 13 29 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1972 24 1 228 21 249 29

1972 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 4 4 29 View match >
Round 2 Carlton D 8 8 29 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 17 2 19 29 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda L 9 9 29 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 2 2 29 View match >
Round 6 Hawthorn L 17 1 18 29 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 22 22 29 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs L 13 3 16 29 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 10 2 12 29 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 13 1 14 29 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 11 1 12 29 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 11 4 15 29 View match >
Round 13 Carlton L 10 1 11 29 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 0 29 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne W 1 1 29 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 2 2 29 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 0 29 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 16 2 18 29 View match >
Round 19 Western Bulldogs W 1 13 2 15 29 View match >
Round 20 Geelong L 14 14 29 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 16 2 18 29 View match >
Round 22 Essendon L 3 3 29 View match >
Qualifying Final Richmond L 3 3 29 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda L 13 13 29 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1973 21 1 245 15 260 29

1973 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 0 29 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 21 1 22 29 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 10 1 11 29 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 14 2 16 29 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 22 22 29 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy W 18 1 19 29 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 12 1 13 29 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn W 12 12 29 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 8 1 9 29 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 9 2 11 29 View match >
Round 13 Western Bulldogs W 14 14 29 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 19 1 20 29 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 10 10 29 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne L 13 2 15 29 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 10 1 11 29 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 12 1 13 29 View match >
Round 19 Fitzroy W 1 5 5 29 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn W 12 12 29 View match >
Round 22 Essendon W 5 5 29 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 13 1 14 29 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond L 6 6 29 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1975 13 133 11 144 29

1975 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 7 North Melbourne W 10 2 12 29 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 7 7 29 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 9 1 10 29 View match >
Round 13 Carlton L 8 8 29 View match >
Round 14 Geelong L 11 11 29 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 17 1 18 29 View match >
Round 16 Western Bulldogs W 13 4 17 29 View match >
Round 17 Richmond L 8 8 29 View match >
Round 19 Essendon W 14 14 29 View match >
Round 20 St Kilda W 9 9 29 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn W 6 1 7 29 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 9 9 29 View match >
Elimination Final Richmond L 12 2 14 29 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 129 3 0 1413 149 1562
Avg/Game   0.02 0.00 10.95 1.16 12.11
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

691

Total AFL Games
129
Total AFL Goals
3
CFC Debut
Round 3, 1968
CFC Last Game
Elimination Final, 1975
Recruited From
Tiega
Full Name
Denis O'Callaghan

Awards

  • Best First Year Player (Harry Collier Trophy)
    1968
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