Colin Niven

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Colin Niven
Colin Niven 1933.jpg
Personal information
Full name Colin Niven
Date of birth 6 September 1903
Date of death 1 December 1968(1968-12-01) (aged 65)
Original team(s) Maryborough
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Position(s) Follower
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1932 Fitzroy 059 (16)
1933–1935 Melbourne 044 (13)
Total 103 (29)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1930–1931 Fitzroy 36 (11–25–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Colin Niven (6 September 1903 - 1 December 1968)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Niven, a follower, played in the Ballarat Football League prior to joining Fitzroy. He captain-coached Fitzroy in 1930 and 1931 before crossing to Melbourne, which he captained in 1934 and 1935. His brother Ray, who played beside Colin in 1931, later reunited with him at Melbourne where they again appeared together in the same side.


  1. ^ "Colin Niven - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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