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Key Facts

Full name
John O'Neill

Known as
John O'Neill

Born
30 August 1935 (age 88)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 230d
Last game: 27y 23d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 17

John O'Neill

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1954-1962136200.1551%11.002.0033
Total1954-1962136200.1551%11.002.0033

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,407th player to appear, 1,557th most games played, 3,684th most goals kickedGeelong: 569th player to appear, 97th most games played, 290th most goals kicked

Geelong's Warrnambool recruit John O'Neill was a high class wingman/half forward and occasional rover renowned for his impeccable disposal skills and reliable overhead marking. Skilful, pacy and with the invaluable knack of always seeming able to anticipate where the ball was going to land, he gave the Cats fine service in 136 VFL games between 1954 and 1962. Club best and fairest in 1958, despite missing five games with a broken wrist, O'Neill was also selected to represent the VFL on 4 occasions.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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