John McIntosh (footballer)

John David McIntosh (born 1 November 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Claremont Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and the St Kilda Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Originally from Beverley, Western Australia, McIntosh also played 19 interstate matches for Western Australia and Victoria. He retired at the end of the 1972 season due to a knee injury, and later took up lawn bowls, winning several club and state championships.[1]

John McIntosh
Personal information
Full name John David McIntosh
Date of birth (1943-11-01) 1 November 1943
Original team(s) Beverley
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1962–69 Claremont 146 (131)
1970–72 St Kilda 51 (29)
Total 197 (160)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1963–69 Western Australia 18 (12)
1971 Victoria 1 (0)
Total 19 (12)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1972.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,


McIntosh was a ruckman and played with Claremont from 1962 to 1969, winning their best and fairest award twice. He represented Western Australia 17 times at interstate football and was All Australian in 1966 and 1969. In the 1966 Hobart Carnival he was awarded the Simpson Medal.

He was lured to Victoria in 1970 to join St Kilda and had a successful debut season in the VFL, finishing equal 5th in the Brownlow Medal count. He improved on that the following season with an equal 2nd placing in the count, missing out on the Brownlow by three votes. In the 1971 Semi Final he injured his knee and couldn't play in the Grand Final against Hawthorn which the Saints lost. Further knee problems in 1972 saw him announce his retirement.


McIntosh married Gwenda Don, a former winner of the Western Australian state singles tennis championships. His sons, Nathan and Ashley McIntosh, both played senior football, and his daughter, Karlene, also represented Western Australia in state tennis.[1]


  1. John McIntosh – Osborne Park Bowling Club. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
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