Noel McMahen

Noel McMahen (born 30 October 1926) is a former Australian rules football player and a coach in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Noel McMahen
Personal information
Full name Noel McMahen
Date of birth (1926-10-30) 30 October 1926
Original team(s) Mordialloc (VFA)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1946–1956 Melbourne 175 (28)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria 4
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1962–1964 South Melbourne 54 (9–45–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1956.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

He played in the Melbourne premiership teams in 1948, 1955 and 1956. He captained Melbourne in his last two years before retiring in 1956.

When he was appointed to coach South Melbourne in 1962 he became the first full-time VFL coach.[1] He coached South Melbourne for three years.

In 2000, Noel McMahen was selected in Melbourne's official 'Team of the Century'.


  1. Football 1962, Herald-Sun, Melbourne, 1962, p. 83.

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