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Key Facts

Full name
Kevin O'Neill

Known as
Kevin O'Neill

Born
20 March 1908

Died
12 July 1985 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 44d
Last game: 33y 58d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 16

Kevin O'Neill

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1930-1941209120.0668%14.152.4944
Total1930-1941209120.0668%14.152.4944

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,655th player to appear, 533rd most games played, 4,548th most goals kickedRichmond: 316th player to appear, 26th most games played, 360th most goals kicked

Recruited from Echuca, Kevin O’Neill gave Richmond styerling service, mainly as a pack pocket, in 209 VFL games between 1930 and 1941. For much of that time he formed part of a famous last line of defence along with Martin Bolger and Maurie Sheahan, popularly referred to as ‘The Three Musketeers’. Pacy and physically strong he was renowned for his consistency, rarely playing a bad game. After serving in the RAAF O’Neill briefly returned to the Tigers as coach of the seconds in 1944.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Kevin+O%27Neill

Footnotes

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