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John McHale

John McHale

1941, 1943-1944
15
Other Guernsey Nos.
17

34 CFC Games Played

28 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
13 January 1915
Date of Death
21 June 2003
Recruited From
North Melb O.B.
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1941
Height:
185cm
Weight:
86kg

Biography

The son of club legend Jock McHale, John served on the commitee for many years.

He played under his father’s coaching and made the grade on his second chance.

Early on his father thought he was too skinny for League football and he drifted away to the amateurs where he suffered a ruptured bowel that put him in hospital for months.

He tried out again and led the Magpie seconds to the 1940 flag before business forced him to retire.

Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1941, 1943-1944 34 28 0 41%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1941 6 5 0 17

1941 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 0 17 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 3 0 17 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 1 0 17 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 1 0 17 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 17 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 0 17 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1943 14 12 0 15

1943 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 15 View match >
Round 2 Richmond L 2 0 15 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs L 2 0 15 View match >
Round 4 Carlton W 0 15 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 0 15 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 2 0 15 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 1 0 15 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy L 1 0 15 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 0 15 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn L 3 0 15 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 0 15 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 0 15 View match >
Round 14 Sydney L 1 0 15 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 0 15 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1944 14 11 0 15

1944 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 15 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy L 1 0 15 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs L 0 15 View match >
Round 4 Sydney L 0 15 View match >
Round 5 Hawthorn W 0 15 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne L 2 0 15 View match >
Round 7 Essendon W 0 15 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 1 0 15 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 1 0 15 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda L 1 0 15 View match >
Round 11 Richmond L 1 0 15 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn W 3 0 15 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 0 15 View match >
Round 18 Richmond L 1 0 15 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 34 28
Avg/Game   0.82
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

428

Total AFL Games
34
Total AFL Goals
28
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1941
CFC Last Game
Round 18, 1944
Recruited From
North Melb O.B.
Full Name
John McHale
Nickname
Jock

Awards

  • Life Members
    1960
  • Reserves/VFL Best and Fairest
    1940
  • Premiership
    1917
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