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Key Facts

Full name
Allan Greenshields

Known as
Allan Greenshields

Born
22 January 1926

Died
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
CarltonV/AFL1947-19491620.1375%0
St. KildaV/AFL1949-19545730.0532%4
V/AFL1947-19547350.0741%4
Total1947-19547350.0741%4

AFL: 5,635th player to appear, 3,212th most games played, 6,201st most goals kickedCarlton: 614th player to appear, 620th most games played, 726th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 926th player to appear, 264th most games played, 726th 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

Sources

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

Footnotes

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