Melbourne Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of dual Premiership Captain Noel McMahen.

The club extends its sincere condolences to Noel’s daughters Karen, Jenny and Annie and his extended family.

McMahen, who originally hailed from Mordialloc, captained Melbourne in the 1955-56 premierships, having already played in the victorious 1948 side.

Renowned as one of the toughest customers in the game, McMahen was a Victorian representative in 1952 and 1954 and was made a life member of the Melbourne Football Club in 1955.

A member of the Team of the Century and an inductee in the club’s Hall of Fame, McMahen’s contribution was immense both on and off the field.

During the late 1960s, McMahen continued his involvement in the club, as a board member, chairman of selectors and director of football.

He also went on to serve as vice president/director of business and chairman of coterie.

His contribution to the Melbourne Football Club was unwavering and invaluable and he will be sorely missed.

Noel McMahen
Date of birth: October 30, 1926
Playing career: 1946-1956
Guernsey: No.35
Games: 175, Goals: 28
Premierships: 1948, 1955-56
Captain: 1955-56
Vice-captain: 1953-54
Best and fairest: 1951
Interstate representative: 1952, 1954
Life Member: 1955
MFC Director: 1971-72, 1975, 1977-78
MFC Vice President: 1992-94
MFC Team of the Century: 2000
MFC Hall of Fame Inductee: 2001