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Kevin Coghlan

Kevin Coghlan

1949-1952
5
Other Guernsey Nos.
34, 9

31 CFC Games Played

25 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
14 October 1929
Date of Death
22 August 2002
Recruited From
Clifton Hill CYMS
Collingwood Debut
Round 13, 1949
Height:
163cm
Weight:
56kg

Biography

The smallest player of his era, and certainly one of the lightest of any era, Collingwood recruited Coghlan from CBC Parade and Clifton Hill CYMS. He won the Gardiner Medal in 1949 in his first year at Victoria Park, but the Magpies released him to Hawthorn where he established himself as a firm favorite and a class rover. Coghlan, who topped Hawthorn’s goalkicking each season from 1953-5, later became a highly-respected football writer and radio/TV commentator. Coghlan was given his nickname of “Skeeter” when he won a junior high jump competition at 14 years of age, by clearing three inches above his then height of 4 ft 7in. He also played District cricket with the University and Richmond clubs and was a pennant squash player.

Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1949-1952 31 25 1 67%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1949 1 0 9

1949 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 13 Melbourne L 0 9 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1950 3 1 0 34

1950 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 10 St Kilda W 0 34 View match >
Round 11 Essendon L 1 0 34 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 34 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1951 14 14 0 5

1951 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 5 0 5 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 5 0 5 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 4 Essendon L 2 0 5 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 0 5 View match >
Round 6 Sydney W 0 5 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 0 5 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 5 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn W 0 5 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs L 1 0 5 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy L 0 5 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne W 0 5 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 0 5 View match >
Semi Final Geelong L 0 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1952 13 10 0 5

1952 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 0 5 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 2 0 5 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 0 5 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 5 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 0 5 View match >
Round 8 Richmond W 0 5 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 0 5 View match >
Round 11 Richmond W 0 5 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 1 0 5 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 5 0 5 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy L 0 5 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 1 0 5 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 1 0 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 31 25
Avg/Game   0.81
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

523

Total AFL Games
90
Total AFL Goals
120
CFC Debut
Round 13, 1949
CFC Last Game
Round 17, 1952
Recruited From
Clifton Hill CYMS
Full Name
Kevin Coghlan
Nickname
Skeeter

Awards

  • Reserves/VFL Best and Fairest
    1950
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