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Key Facts

Full name
Allan Greenshields

Known as
Allan Greenshields

22 January 1926

28 June 2016 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 87d
Last game: 28y 120d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 29, 26
St. Kilda: 26, 5

Recruited from
Carlton (1949)

Allan Greenshields

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1949-19545730.0532%4

AFL: 5,635th player to appear, 3,213th most games played, 6,202nd most goals kickedCarlton: 614th player to appear, 620th most games played, 726th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 926th player to appear, 265th most games played, 727th most goals kicked

Only a fringe player at Carlton, where he started 13 of his 16 games on the bench, including the winning grand final of 1947 against Essendon, Allan Greenshields looked much more at home after moving to St Kilda. Playing mainly as a half back flanker he was dependable and consistent and became a highly respected figure at the club. His 16 appearances for Carlton came between 1947 and part of the way through the 1949 season. He then added 57 games for the Saints from 1949 to 1954. Prior to joining Carlton he had played for Pascoe Vale as well as Coburg in the VFA.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.