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Key Facts

Full name
Kevin Vincent Sheehan

Known as
Kevin Sheehan

Nickname
Shifter

Born
1 August 1953 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 269d
Last game: 29y 13d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 27, 8

Kevin Sheehan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1974-19821021121.1042%13.092.612.6710
Total1974-19821021121.1042%13.092.612.6710

AFL: 8,652nd player to appear, 2,332nd most games played, 946th most goals kickedGeelong: 755th player to appear, 164th most games played, 69th most goals kicked

Geelong’s Kevin ‘Shifter’ Sheehan was a rover and forward pocket with smooth ball handling skills who tended to be particularly conspicuous in wet, muddy conditions. Although of small stature (177cm, 76kg) he was strong overhead, and his distribution skills, both by foot and hand, were excellent. Between 1974 and 1982 he played 102 VFL games for the Cats and kicked 112 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; 'Cats' Tales' by Col Hutchinson

Footnotes

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