Graeme Allan

Graeme 'Gubby' Allan (born 23 July 1954) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Allan started his career in the Victorian Football Association where he took the field for Sunshine. He debuted at Fitzroy in 1975 and became a good utility player, often used as a centreman. He was also handy around goals and kicked 25 of them in 1977 and another 26 in 1979. Collingwood acquired his services in 1981 and he participated in that year's Grand Final, on the half back flank. During his time in the VFL he represented the league at interstate football.

Since retiring as a player, Allan has continued to be involved in football as an administrator, at Collingwood, the Brisbane Lions and now incoming AFL team Greater Western Sydney. His son, Marcus, played briefly at Brisbane. His youngest son, Patrick, currently plays for the Kenmore Bears.

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