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Key Facts

Full name
Leon Higgins

Known as
Leon Higgins

27 June 1968 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 57d
Last game: 27y 284d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 47
Hawthorn: 47

Recruited from
Sydney (1996)

Leon Higgins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,891st player to appear, 1,829th most games played, 1,345th most goals kickedSydney: 1,167th player to appear, 103rd most games played, 91st most goals kickedHawthorn: 764th player to appear, 947th most games played, 929th most goals kicked

Flame-haired Leon Higgins was a highly capable footballer who kicked extremely well and had plenty of pace. He joined Sydney from Tocumwal, and gave the club solid service in 121 V/AFL games between 1987 and 1995, during which he kicked 80 goals. A winger during the first part of his career with the Swans, he later developed into a resourceful rebound defender, although the last few years of his career saw him adversely impacted by injury. In 1996 he crossed to Hawthorn but managed just a single game before retiring. He later coached his original club, Tocumwal.

Author - John Devaney


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


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