Michael McCarthy (Australian footballer)

Michael McCarthy (born 10 October 1957) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorn and the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Michael McCarthy
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-10-10) 10 October 1957
Original team(s) Frankston YCW
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–1986 Hawthorn 099 (65)
1987–1988 Brisbane Bears 027 0(9)
Total 126 (74)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

McCarthy played most of his football across half back but could also play up forward when required. He was a premiership player with Hawthorn in 1978 and 1983.

In 1987 he joined Brisbane for their inaugural VFL season and played with the club for two years. He is currently a teacher at Brighton Grammar School, teaching Physical Education and Health education.


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