Fred Flanagan

Fred Flanagan (28 March 1924 – 14 January 2013) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League (VFL).

Fred Flanagan
Personal information
Full name Fred Flanagan
Date of birth (1924-03-28)28 March 1924
Place of birth Swan Hill, Victoria
Date of death 14 January 2013(2013-01-14) (aged 88)
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1946–1955 Geelong 163 (182)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria 21 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Flanagan was a gifted centre half-forward from Swan Hill who was a magnificent mark and kick. He played his whole career with Geelong Football Club.

In 1998 Flanagan was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Flanagan died on 14 January 2013, aged 88.[1] In response to his death, the CEO of the Geelong Football Club, Brian Cook, said Flanagan "was a great man and a great Geelong man (...) [who] loved the club and the people that made up the club".[1]

Career highlights

Playing career:

  • Geelong 1946–55 (Games: 163 Goals: 182)

Player honors:

  • 2nd Brownlow Medal 1950
  • Geelong best and fairest 1949
  • Geelong leading goalkicker 1954
  • Geelong captain 1951–1953
  • Geelong premierships 1951 (captain), 1952 (captain)
  • Geelong Team of the Century
  • Victorian representative 21 matches (21 games, 13 goals).


  1. McNicol, Adam. "Cats legend Flanagan passes away". BigPond. Retrieved 14 January 2013.


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