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Key Facts

Full name
Graeme Gahan

Known as
Graeme Gahan

Born
10 January 1942

Died
23 February 2018 (aged 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 119d
Last game: 24y 215d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 10

Graeme Gahan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1959-19668970.0833%13.291.472.126
Total1959-19668970.0833%13.291.472.126

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,019th player to appear, 2,666th most games played, 5,610th most goals kickedRichmond: 597th player to appear, 178th most games played, 458th most goals kicked

After progressing from the club’s reserves Graeme Gahan made his senior VFL debut with Richmond in 1959. Usually deployed on a half back flank during the VFL portion of his playing career, he was a straight ahead type who combined aggression with determination in ample measure. He played once for Victoria and finished third in the Tigers’ 1962 best and fairest count, the same year which saw him play in the club’s only ever night premiership victory. His time at Richmond saw him play 89 VFL games and kick seven goals.

In 1967 Gahan took on the role of captain-coach of NTFA side Scottsdale. In two seasons with the club he played 38 games and booted 33 goals as well as playing twice for Tasmania. In 1968 he steered the team to a premiership.

In 1969 and 1970 Graeme Gahan captain-coached Glenorchy. Now playing chiefly as a forward he topped the club’s goal kicking list with 40 goals in the first of those seasons. This phase of his career saw him play 29 TFL games and register 62 goals.

Gahan later returned to Victoria and had spells as coach of Warragul, Yallourn, Drouin and Yarragon.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Graeme+Gahan

Footnotes

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