216. Mike Delanty

Player Inductee

City/Collingwood/North Melbourne, Defender, 1953-1966

87 games, 19 goals, Collingwood, 1957-62
54 games, 12 goals, North Melbourne, 1963-66
Collingwood premiership, 1958
North Melbourne night premiership, 1965
City premierships, 1954 and 1956

Mike Delanty debuted as a 16-year-old in the much vaunted City combination of the early 1950s, securing premierships in 1954 and 1956. After leaving City he became a successful key position player in the Collingwood premiership team of 1958. He also played in Collingwood’s losing grand final team of 1960 and North Melbourne’s night premiership-winning team of 1965. Delanty was described as a rugged and fearless defender with the ability to mark safely under pressure.