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Key Facts

Full name
Daniel Harford

Known as
Daniel Harford

19 March 1977 (age 46)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 77d
Last game: 27y 161d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 15, 5
Carlton: 2

Recruited from
Hawthorn (2004)

Daniel Harford

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,624th player to appear, 1,076th most games played, 1,560th most goals kickedHawthorn: 760th player to appear, 70th most games played, 89th most goals kickedCarlton: 1,071st player to appear, 794th most games played, 750th most goals kicked

Extremely quick, courageous and elusive, Daniel Harford at his best was one of the AFL's most eye-catching performers. Unfortunately, he was prevented by injury as well as intermittent attacks of self-doubt from producing his best as often as he would have liked. Hawthorn drafted Harford from Victorian Metropolitan Football League club St Marys, and he played 153 games for the club between 1995 and 2003. He twice finished in the top three in the club's best and fairest award, and was a member of the 1999 pre-season premiership team. However, he also suffered the indignity of being dropped to the VFL on occasion.

In 2004 Harford crossed to Carlton, but after managing just nine games for the year he announced his retirement, confessing that persistent, niggling injuries had taken their toll, and declaring, "If you can't give 100 per cent at this level, then you're no good to anyone."

Harford later became a popular presenter with sports radio station 1116 SEN.

In 2019 Harford became the senior coach for Carlton's women's team in the AFLW.

Author - John Devaney


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