Sam McFarlane

Sam McFarlane (born 5 December 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

Sam McFarlane
Personal information
Full name Sam McFarlane
Date of birth (1975-12-05) 5 December 1975
Original team(s) Subiaco
Draft No. 33, 1995 National Draft
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996 North Melbourne 2 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1996.
Sources: AFL Tables,

McFarlane was a member of the Subiaco team that contested the 1995 West Australian Football League Grand Final, which they lost to West Perth.[2]

A wingman, McFarlane was initially recruited by Fremantle, in the 1994 National Draft, but was delisted without playing a senior league game.[3] He was then selected by North Melbourne with pick 33 in the 1995 National Draft. He made his debut in North Melbourne's round six win over Geelong at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 1996 AFL season and also played the following round, against the West Coast Eagles at Subiaco Oval.[4] They were his only two appearances in what was a premiership year for North Melbourne.[4]

In a reserves game against St Kilda in 1997, McFarlane was struck in the jaw by forward Barry Hall and had to spend three days in hospital, where he had his jaw wired back together and three titanium plates inserted in his face.[5] He returned to Subiaco after being delisted by North Melbourne.


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. "Sam McFarlane (Subiaco)". WAFL Online.
  3. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  4. "AFL Tables: Sam McFarlane".
  5. Herald Sun,"I feel sorry for Staker: McFarlane", 15 April 2008, Scott Gullan
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