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Key Facts

Full name
David O'Keeffe

Known as
David O'Keeffe

Born
20 February 1962 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 70d
Last game: 29y 115d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 42, 31
Brisbane: 31

Recruited from
Geelong (1987)

David O'Keeffe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1982-198650220.4452%10.223.543.627
BrisbaneV/AFL1987-199168250.3726%9.323.503.410
V/AFL1982-1991118470.4037%9.703.523.507
Total1982-1991118470.4037%9.703.523.507

AFL: 9,347th player to appear, 1,898th most games played, 2,103rd most goals kickedGeelong: 818th player to appear, 333rd most games played, 276th most goals kickedBrisbane: 12th player to appear, 83rd most games played, 100th most goals kicked

David O’Keeffe made his debut with Geelong in 1982, the same season that saw him play in the Cats’ reserves premiership-winning side. A wingman, the quality of his performances improved over time, and generally speaking he gave good value when selected, playing 50 VFL games and kicking 22 goals over five seasons.

In 1987 O’Keeffe was one of the players offered to the newly formed Brisbane Bears, for whom he went on to give sound service in a variety of roles in 68 games between 1987 and 1991, during which he registered 25 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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