Ron Clegg

Ron "Smokey" Clegg (17 November 1927  23 August 1990) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League.

Ron Clegg
Personal information
Date of birth 17 November 1927
Date of death 23 August 1990(1990-08-23) (aged 62)
Original team(s) Melbourne Boys League
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1945–1960 South Melbourne 231 (156)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1958–1959 South Melbourne 36 (15–21–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1960.
Career highlights
  • Brownlow Medal 1949
  • Runner Up Brownlow Medal 1951
  • South Melbourne Best & Fairest 1948, 1949, 1951
  • South Melbourne captain 1953-1954, 1957-1960
  • South Melbourne/Sydney Swans Team of the Century
  • Victorian representative (15 games, 7 goals)
Sources: AFL Tables,

A brilliant key position player at either centre half-forward or centre half-back, he was awarded the Brownlow Medal in 1949 while playing with the then South Melbourne Football Club. He won the club's Best and Fairest award three times.

In 1996 Clegg was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.


  • Ross, John (1999). The Australian Football Hall of Fame. Australia: HarperCollinsPublishers. p. 50. ISBN 0-7322-6426-X.
  • AFL Hall of Fame

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