Marcus Boyall

Marcus Boyall
Marcus Boyall
Personal information
Birth 8 October 1917(1917-10-08)
Recruited from Collingwood, (VFL)
Height and weight 188cm / 78kg
Playing career¹

Collingwood (1935-1938, 1944-1945)

  • 50 games, 29 goals

Glenelg, (SANFL) (1940-1948)

  • 49 games
Coaching career¹

Glenelg (1960)

¹ Statistics to end of 2005 season
Career highlights

Marcus Boyall is a former Australian rules footballer best known for his playing career with Collingwood, VFL, and Glenelg, SANFL, in the 1930s and 1940s.


VFL career

Boyall debuted for Collingwood as a 16 year old in 1935. He was not an automatic selection immediately - indeed in 1936 he won the Gardiner Medal for best and fairest in the VFL reserves competition. By the end of 1936 he had only played 4 Senior games.

In 1936-1937 he played 35 games with the League team in the key position of Centre half-back and his future with Collingwood seemed bright. In 1938 he came equal third in the Brownlow Medal, the League's award for best and fairest.

SANFL career

In 1939 Boyall sought to move from Collingwood to Glenelg in the South Australian competition, but Collingwood refused to clear him. After standing out of football for a year (thus negating Collingwood's claim to his services) Boyall was then able to join Glenelg for the 1940 season. Initially Boyall was both captain and coach, but struggled with the dual role and resigned these appointments midway through 1940. His form improved almost immediately.[1]

That Glenelg had recruited "an established Victorian"[1] was borne out when he won the SANFL's highest individual award, the Magarey Medal in 1941.

Boyall briefly returned to play for Collingwood during the war years of 1944-1945, but finished his playing career with VFA club Camberwell.

In 1960 Boyall returned to Glenelg as coach for that season, but without success.


  1. ^ Pash, Jeff; Paul Depasquale (1999). The Pash Papers Australian Rules Football in South Australia 1950-1964. Australia: Pioneer Books. p. 229. ISBN 0-908065-48-5. 

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