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Key Facts

Full name
Bradley John Shine

Known as
Brad Shine

25 September 1959 (age 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 186d
Last game: 28y 225d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Swan Districts; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 10

Recruited from
Swan Districts (1985); Carlton (1989)

Brad Shine

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Swan DistrictsWASFL1980-1984, 1989-1990111850.77

AFL: 9,590th player to appear, 6,158th most games played, 8,136th most goals kickedCarlton: 924th player to appear, 520th most games played, 740th most goals kicked

The highlight of Brad Shine’s football career came in 1983 when he was awarded the Simpson Medal after helping Swan Districts to a grand final victory over Claremont. Recruited by Swans from Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault in 1980, he also played in the triumphant grand finals of 1982 against Claremont and 1984 versus East Fremantle. In 1985 he crossed to Carlton in the VFL but managed only 23 senior games in four seasons. He did, however, win a reserve grade best and fairest award in his first season. Shine played mainly as a defender while with the Blues after having been used primarily as an on-baller and half forward with Swans.

In 1989 Brad Shine returned home to Swan Districts and played on for two more years, taking his final tally of WAFL games with the club to 111, and the number of goals kicked to 85. In 1990 he skippered the club to a premiership.

Author - John Devaney


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


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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