|Full name||Patrick James Scanlan|
|Date of birth||6 September 1896|
|Place of birth||Albert Park, Victoria|
|Date of death||1 January 1977 80)(aged|
|Place of death||Middle Park, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Leopold (MAFA)|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||69 kg (152 lb)|
|1920–1926||South Melbourne||100 (49)|
|1930–1931||South Melbourne||36 (18–18–0)|
|1935–1937||North Melbourne||54 (8–46–0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1937.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Scanlan made his league debut in 1920 for South Melbourne and went on to play exactly 100 games for the club, captaining them from 1923 to 1926. In 1927 he moved to Footscray and was appointed captain-coach. He retired as a player after the 1928 season and went to Richmond to coach the seconds; the team won the premiership and he then returned South Melbourne as coach of the seniors for two seasons. Later on in the decade he would also coach North Melbourne but couldn't prevent them from finishing with two wooden spoons.