Merv Dihm

Mervyn "Merv" Dihm (born 16 September 1933) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Merv Dihm
Personal information
Full name Mervyn Dihm
Date of birth (1933-09-16) 16 September 1933
Original team(s) MHS/South Sydney[1]
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1955 St Kilda 8 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.
Sources: AFL Tables,

While serving at naval air station HMAS Albatross as a naval rating in 1953, Dihm was arrested and charged with assault. It was alleged that he assaulted a navy personnel's wife with a block of wood, after breaking into her room. He pleaded guilty and argued that he had been under the influence of benzedrine and couldn't remember the incident. The court found him guilty and he served a short jail sentence.[2]

Dihm played just eight games for St Kilda, all in the 1955 VFL season, but made a name for himself in Queensland football.[3] He was the joint winner of the 1960 Grogan Medal, while playing with Morningside.


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. Sydney Morning Herald, "Benzedrine As Cause Of Assault", 30 March 1954. P. 4
  3. "Merv Dihm". AFL Tables.
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