Hassa Mann

Harold Peter "Hassa" Mann (born 10 October 1940) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for and captained Melbourne in the VFL during the 1960s. He earned the name Hassa when he was a toddler, from his cousin and future Melbourne footballer Len Mann.

Hassa Mann
Personal information
Full name Harold Peter Mann
Date of birth (1940-10-10) 10 October 1940
Original team(s) Rutherglen
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1959–1968 Melbourne 178 (193)
1969–1971 South Fremantle 62 (133)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1968.
Career highlights



Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

A centreman, Mann was recruited from Rutherglen, Victoria and made his debut for Melbourne in their premiership season of 1959. He was a premiership player again the following season and went on to become the club captain in 1965, a position he kept for four seasons.

Mann finished in the top 10 of the Brownlow Medal count four times, including placing equal 7th in 1966 and equal 5th in 1967. He won Melbourne's Best and Fairest back to back in 1962 and 1963, and for a third time in 1967. He also twice topped their goalkicking, doing so as captain in 1967 and 1968. For his performance for Victoria in the 1966 Hobart Carnival he earned All-Australian selection.

After finishing his VFL career in Victoria he became captain-coach at South Fremantle, in Western Australia in the WAFL, winning a best and fairest in his debut season and captain-coaching that club to a Premiership in his second year, 1970.[1]

Mann coached Caulfield in the Victorian Football Association in 1981,[2] and he was coach of the 1982 Eltham premiership team.[3]

In 2000 he was named at the half forward flank in Melbourne's official 'Team of the Century'. He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2013.[4]

Playing statistics

 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1959 Melbourne 291721N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1960 Melbourne 292022N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1961 Melbourne 292026N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1962 Melbourne 29208N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1963 Melbourne 29206N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1964 Melbourne 291915N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1965 Melbourne 2914982414628761N/A0.60.617.23.320.54.4N/A
1966 Melbourne 291419152942425269N/A1.
1967 Melbourne 291738203256639179N/A2.
1968 Melbourne 291829213457141695N/A1.
Career 178 193 64 1153 235 1388 304 N/A 1.1 1.0 18.3 3.7 22.0 4.8 N/A


  1. Carroll, Lynda (7 July 2010). "Where are they now? Hassa Mann". Official AFL Website of the Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  2. Fiddian, Marc (2004), The VFA: a history of the Victorian Football Association, 1877–1995, p. 195
  3. Eltham Captains & Coaches
  4. Anderson, Jon (4 June 2013). "Melbourne great Harold "Hassa" Mann enters AFL Hall of Fame".
  5. Hassa Mann's Player Profile at AFL Tables
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