Marcus Whelan

Marcus Whelan
Marcus Whelan
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Personal information
Birth June 27, 1914(1914-06-27)
Recruited from Noorat
Height and weight 175 cm / 67 kg
Death 1973 (aged 58–59),
Playing career¹
Team(s)

Collingwood (1933-1942) (1946-47)

  • 173 games 31 goals
¹ Statistics to end of 1947 season
Career highlights

Marcus Whelan (27 June 1914 – 1973) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood Football Club during the 1930s and 1940s.

He played in the midfield as a centreman and on occasions would be seen in defence. Whelan won the Brownlow Medal in 1939 and was also awarded Collingwood's Best and Fairest Award, the Copeland Trophy. After fighting in World War II he returned to the Victoria Football League in 1946 and retired at the end of the 1947 season.

Whelan's son Shane played for Collingwood between 1967 and 1969. Whelan is also the grandfather of actress and television presenter Nicky Whelan.

External links

Preceded by
Dick Reynolds
Brownlow Medallist
1939
Succeeded by
Des Fothergill

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