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Ian McLean

Image DOB: 27 August 1929
Died: 22 March 1965

Debut: Round 1, 1951 against Essendon at Windy Hill
Last Game: Round 7, 1960 against Essendon at Windy Hill

From: South Bendigo

Number: 5 1951-1960

Honours:
Premiership Player - 1955, 1957, 1959
Grand Final team - 1954, 1958
150 Heroes selection
Victorian state player - 1954
Life Member - 1960

Games: 146
Goals: 29
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
9335063.69

Recruited after winning South Bendigo's best and fairest McLean spent his first three years at the Demons in and out of the senior side before establishing himself as a courageous winger with 20 games in 1954 including the losing Grand Final. That year he was selected for Victoria for the only time, playing two matches.

The next year he played in a premiership side and didn't play less than 14 games again until 1960 when he retired midway through that year to move into television commentary with Channel 7. Several weeks earlier he had flagged the possibility of retiring after achieving his life membership for 10 years service.

McLean died just five years later aged 35 after a short illness.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1951 700
1952 1410
1953 902
1954 2044
1955 1834
1956 1411
1957 2085
1958 2083
1959 2044
1960 400

Lists
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Media
Age - 24/03/1965
Football Record R2 1965

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