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Key Facts

Full name
Jonathan Hassall

Known as
Jon Hassall

14 August 1973 (age 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 224d
Last game: 26y 15d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 15
Hawthorn: 13

Recruited from
Collingwood (1997)

Jon Hassall

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,459th player to appear, 2,536th most games played, 4,012th most goals kickedCollingwood: 943rd player to appear, 347th most games played, 404th most goals kickedHawthorn: 771st player to appear, 284th most games played, 456th most goals kicked

Although he was in many ways the quintessential tagger - tough, hard-nosed and close checking - Jon Hassall also regularly accumulated numerous possessions in his own right and could be a damaging player when allowed to run free. He gave good service to Collingwood (50 games, 1994-6) and Hawthorn (44 games, 1997-9) before spending time with SANFL side South Adelaide. He tended to be used in more attacking roles during the Hawthorn phase of his career, having functioned mainly as a defender or midfield tagger with the Magpies.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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