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Key Facts

Full name
Kevin Walsh

Known as
Kevin Walsh

Born
9 February 1962 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 82d
Last game: 29y 210d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Australia

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 41, 30

Kevin Walsh

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1981-1991162200.1264%6.794.522.6718
AustraliaIR19861
Total1981-1991163200.12

AFL: 9,253rd player to appear, 1,066th most games played, 3,654th most goals kickedEssendon: 885th player to appear, 62nd most games played, 312th most goals kicked

Sometimes derided early in his Essendon career by his club’s own supporters Kevin Walsh hit back in the best way possible by playing a key role in the 1984 and 1985 premiership combinations. His ungainly approach tended to magnify his mistakes but he became much more assured and reliable the longer his career went on. Selected for Victoria in 1985, 1986 and 1987 he was named an All Australian in 1986. Boasting plenty of pace for a comparatively big (193cm, 82kg) man, his surging bursts out of the backlines were a particular trademark. His V/AFL career comprised 162 games and saw him kick 20 goals between 1982 and 1991.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia articles

Footnotes

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