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Key Facts

Full name
Jeffrey Paul Cassidy

Known as
Jeff Cassidy

27 September 1956 (age 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 268d
Last game: 23y 338d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; East Fremantle

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 15

Recruited from
Geelong (1977); Geelong (1981)

Jeff Cassidy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
East FremantleWAFL1977, 1981-1984701632.33

AFL: 8,681st player to appear, 4,265th most games played, 3,653rd most goals kickedGeelong: 759th player to appear, 334th most games played, 291st most goals kicked

Jeff Cassidy was an abundantly talented utility whose career was cruelly undermined by injury. Geelong recruited him from Cobram and he made his senior VFL debut midway through the 1974 season, impressing onlookers straight away with his crisp ball handling and superb disposal skills. Unfortunately, he soon became beset by leg muscle problems which limited him to just 50 league appearances in six seasons, interspersed with a one season stint at East Fremantle in 1977. 

In 1981, Cassidy returned to Old Easts to finish his career; he retired at the end of the 1984 season after 70 WAFL games and 163 goals, and having twice topped the club's goal kicking list. However, overall his effectiveness and impact had been seriously undermined by persistent injury woes.

Author - John Devaney


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