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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Considine

Known as
Ed Considine

19 September 1968 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 304d
Last game: 26y 279d

Height and weight
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Sydney

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 37
Sydney: 12

Recruited from
Essendon (1993)

Ed Considine

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,733rd player to appear, 3,112th most games played, 3,893rd most goals kickedEssendon: 922nd player to appear, 358th most games played, 412th most goals kickedSydney: 1,228th player to appear, 495th most games played, 599th most goals kicked

After a promising junior career which had included Teal Cup All Australian selection Ed Considine was drafted by Essendon and made his senior VFL debut in 1986. Strong overhead, and pacy, he was often used off a half back flank, but could perhaps legitimately be called a utility as he adapted readily to other positions when required. Despite this, he struggled to achieve regular selection with the Bombers, and over the course of a seven season stint played just 49 games whilst scoring 12 goals. The 1993 season saw him at Sydney, following a trade, and after a shaky start he bedded down well, playing 15 games in his second year which was the best return of his career. Following that, however, he struggled, and after managing just half a dozen appearances in 1995 he opted to retire. The Swans phase of his career saw him add a final 25 AFL games and six goals to his respective career tallies.

Author - John Devaney


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