John McMahon (Australian footballer, born 1935)

For the Melbourne footballer, see John McMahon (Australian footballer, born 1900).

John McMahon

Personal information

Full name
John McMahon

Date of birth
(1935-12-04)4 December 1935

Date of death
19 April 2002(2002-04-19) (aged 66)

Original team(s)

Height / weight
193 cm/94 kg


Playing career1

Games (Goals)

36 (11)

1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.

John McMahon was a former Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]
A tall ruckman from Bairnsdale, he was recruited as a 17-year-old in 1953.[2] He returned to his father’s farm in Bairnsdale in 1956, after playing 36 games for Geelong in three seasons,[3] and continued to play for Bairnsdale Football Club in the Gippsland Football League.[4]

^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 595. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4. 
^ “McMahon Impresses Geelong Officials”. The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 20 March 1953. p. 8. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
^ “Charlie Sutton Tells Players — ‘Don’t joke about THIS practice’.”. The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 12 March 1956. p. 13. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
^ “The grand final all over again.”. The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 13 April 1956. p. 23. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

John McMahon’s statistics from AFL Tables
John McMahon’s profile from