Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Michael McCarthy

Known as
Michael McCarthy

10 October 1957 (age 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 180d
Last game: 30y 316d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 20
Brisbane: 9

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1987)

Michael McCarthy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1978-1981, 1983-198699650.6670%6.094.642.696
V/AFL1978-1981, 1983-1988126740.5961%6.134.482.726
Total1978-1981, 1983-1988126740.5961%6.134.482.726

AFL: 8,977th player to appear, 1,769th most games played, 1,472nd most goals kickedHawthorn: 655th player to appear, 147th most games played, 96th most goals kickedBrisbane: 9th player to appear, 165th most games played, 160th most goals kicked

A tall (193cm) defender and occasional forward or ruckman, Michael McCarthy joined Hawthorn from Frankston YCW and was a member of the club’s 1978 and 1983 premiership-winning teams, although he spent the whole of the former match warming the bench. He also played in the losing grand final sides of 1984 and 1985. After 99 VFL games and 65 goals for the Hawks between 1978 and 1986 he was a key inaugural signing for the Brisbane Bears for whom he added 27 games and nine goals in 1987-8.  

Author - John Devaney


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