Alan McGowan

Image DOB: 7 August 1926
Died: 4 October 2019

Debut: Round 18, 1948 against Carlton at Princes Park
Last MFC Game: Round 17, 1950 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street

From: RAAF/Sturt/Glenelg

Number: 33 (1948), 20 (1949-1950)

Seconds Premiership Player 1949

Games: 22 (23 total)
Goals: 7
Career Statistics

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After playing Seconds for Melbourne in 1945 and injuring his ankle. McGowan then moved to Adelaide, where he had been stationed as a member of the Air Force.

Melbourne initially refused him a clearance so he played with Sturt, before signing for Glenelg in 1947. After three games he was dropped and didn't play for them again.

After returning to Melbourne in 1948, McGowan attended trials with the Demons and impressed. He broke into the side late in the year lined up in a winning Preliminary Final team in his fourth game. He was suspended for attempted striking and missed both the 1948 Grand Final and the replay.

After being dumped by the Demons at the end of 1950, McGowan won a clearance to Collingwood in [|May 1951] and played one game for the Magpies. He transferred to Ballarat in 1952.

McGowan coached Frankston in 1954.

1948 410
1949 820
1950 1040
Tribunal Record
Preliminary Final 1948 Attempted Striking 2 matches

Shown in war records as Allan

Interstate recruits
Players who served during war

Age - 25/03/1946
News - 29/03/1947
News - 18/09/1948
Argus - 02/05/1951
Argus - 23/04/1952
Sporting Globe - 21/04/1954

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