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Key Facts

Full name
Kevin Curran

Known as
Kevin Curran

Born
19 December 1920

Died
20 April 1978 (aged 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 172d
Last game: 30y 256d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 33, 25, 1

Kevin Curran

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1940, 1946-19518590.1118%20
Total1940, 1946-19518590.1118%20

AFL: 4,812th player to appear, 2,800th most games played, 5,099th most goals kickedHawthorn: 271st player to appear, 173rd most games played, 358th most goals kicked

After joining Hawthorn from Traralgon in 1940, Kevin Curran managed just one senior game before embarking on five years of military service, much of it abroad. When he resumed in the VFL in 1946, by this time aged twenty-six, he immediately impressed as a follower who combined an almost recklessly rugged approach with considerable skill. He was selected to represent the VFL at the 1947 Hobart carnival, and all told made a total of nine interstate appearances. Curran spent part of the 1950 season as Hawthorn captain, but by that time his career at the top level was winding down. When he retired at the end of the following year he had played a total of 85 VFL games and booted nine goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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