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Key Facts

Full name
Christopher Hansen

Known as
Chris Hansen

7 May 1956

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y
Last game: 28y 19d

Height and weight
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 100 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy, Footscray

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 16
Footscray: 17

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1983)

Chris Hansen

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,891st player to appear, 1,424th most games played, 3,529th most goals kickedFitzroy: 938th player to appear, 110th most games played, 262nd most goals kickedFootscray: 729th player to appear, 358th most games played, 707th most goals kicked


Originally from Old Trinity Grammarians, where he won the 1976 Woodrow Medal, Chris Hansen was a solid, hard working footballer who gave particularly good value when asked to play a negating role on a tall opposition forward or resting ruckman. Excellent overhead, and powerful, he was hard to beat one on one, and teamed well with his fellow backmen. He spent the majority of his VFL career with Fitzroy, where he played 101 games and kicked 17 goals between 1977 and 1982. In 1983 he moved to Footscray and added a final 28 games and 1 goal over the course of that season and the next.

Author - John Devaney