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Player Information

Full name
Paul Weston

Known as
Paul Weston

Born
9 April 1957

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 26y -5d
Last game: 28y 172d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 28

Hall of fame
South Australian Football Hall Of Fame, Inducted 2002

Paul Weston

AFL (1983-1985)

ClubYearsGamesWin %GoalsAPGAKIAHBAMKBV
Essendon1983-19856080%120.207.924.932.97
Totals1983-19856080%120.207.924.932.97

AFL: 9,410th player to appear, 3,377th most games played, 4,269th most goals kickedEssendon: 899th player to appear, 290th most games played, 377th most goals kicked

Player Biography

was among the most outstanding defenders of his generation, initially at Glenelg, for whom he played 196 league games over ten seasons, then at Essendon where he added another 60 from 1983 to 1985, and finally with West Torrens whom he captain-coached between 1986 and 1988, adding a final 49 senior league appearances to his tally. Athletic, immensely mobile, and calm and assured under pressure, Weston was the quintessential big game player, but he was not always blessed with good fortune. In 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1982 he played in losing grand final teams for Glenelg, and after crossing to the VFL he promptly added a sixth such disappointment as the Bombers lost the 1983 grand final to Hawthorn. Thankfully, Weston?? luck then turned, and in both 1984 and 1985 he was a key contributor to Essendon premiership victories. Other career highlights included club best and fairest awards at Glenelg in 1976 and 1980, and the Bays??captaincy from 1979 to 1980.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion