Ralph Lane (footballer)

Ralph Lane (16 March 1930 – 29 May 2014)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Ralph Lane
Ralph Lane 1954.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ralph Lane
Date of birth 16 March 1930
Date of death 29 May 2014(2014-05-29) (aged 84)
Original team(s) Frankston (MPFL)
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Position(s) Wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1956 Melbourne 71 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1956.
Career highlights
  • Premiership player 1956
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ralph Lane joined Melbourne in 1951 and played two Grand Finals in 1954 and 1956. He retired in 1956 to commit to his business career, though he continued playing with McKinnon in the Federal Football League, winning three premierships from 1957–59.

Lane was made a life member of the Melbourne Football Club and the VFL in 1989.


  1. ^ "Vale 1956 premiership player Ralph Lane". Melbourne Football Club. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2015.

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