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Key Facts

Full name
Christopher Langford

Known as
Chris Langford

2 January 1963 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 146d
Last game: 34y 240d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 96 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Australia

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 28, 24

Family links
Will Langford (Son)Lachlan Langford (Son)

Chris Langford

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,437th player to appear, 85th most games played, 2,789th most goals kickedHawthorn: 690th player to appear, 6th most games played, 172nd most goals kicked

Defender Chris Langford was the essence of solidity, strength and sureness in 303 V/AFL games for Hawthorn between 1983 and 1997. Of imposing physique, he was powerful overhead, and polished in everything he did at ground level; he was also extraordinarily hard to beat one on one, and had the wood on most if not all of his regular opponents for the majority of his career. He was a key player for the Hawks in the winning Grand Finals of 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991, and captained the club in 1994. A regular Victorian representative, Langford achieved All Australian selection in 1987, and was an AFL All Australian in 1994. He was named on the interchange bench in Hawthorn's official 'Team of the Century'.

Author - John Devaney


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