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Key Facts

Full name
Bradley Sholl

Known as
Brad Sholl

10 November 1972 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 255d
Last game: 29y 274d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Geelong

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 39, 8
Geelong: 12

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1995)

Family links
Craig Sholl (Brother)Lachlan Sholl (Nephew)Brett Sholl (Cousin)

Brad Sholl

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneAFL1993-1994200.000%

AFL: 10,443rd player to appear, 952nd most games played, 2,151st most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 831st player to appear, 954th most games played, 1,008th most goals kickedGeelong: 928th player to appear, 68th most games played, 173rd most goals kicked

Brad Sholl was drafted by North Melbourne from Horsham but in three seasons with the Kangas only played a couple of senior games. In 1995 he was swapped for Robert Scott of Geelong and soon found a niche as a permanent back pocket with the Cats. He played in a grand final team in his first season but Geelong lost to Carlton and Sholl himself put in a dire performance. This was very much a rare occurrence though, and a year later he was runner-up in the club’s best and fairest award. An imposing on field presence, he played 169 AFL games and kicked 46 goals with the Cats between 1995 and 2002.

Author - John Devaney


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


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