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Key Facts

Full name
Christopher Mew

Known as
Chris Mew


7 May 1961 (age 62)

Place of birth
Rosebud, VIC (3939)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 17d
Last game: 31y 122d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 46, 2

Recruited from
Rosebud (1980)

State of origin

Chris Mew

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,166th player to appear, 393rd most games played, 3,616th most goals kickedHawthorn: 671st player to appear, 22nd most games played, 235th most goals kicked

A solid, ultra-dependable defender who seldom lowered his colours, Chris Mew was a central figure in Hawthorn teams throughout the 1980s. Recruited from Rosebud, he made his VFL debut in 1980, and went on to play a total of 230 senior games over the next 13 seasons. A member of Hawthorn premiership teams in 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991, Mew did everything cleanly and with a minimum of fuss, meaning that some of his best work went comparatively unnoticed. Nevertheless, his vital importance to the Hawk cause was officially recognised in 2003 when he was selected at centre half back in the club's 'Team of the Century'.

Author - John Devaney


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