Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Paul Abbott

Known as
Paul Abbott

25 October 1964 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 242d
Last game: 28y 279d

Height and weight
Height: 195 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 39
Fitzroy: 39

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1992)

Paul Abbott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1984-1989, 199185300.3579%6.963.913.598
V/AFL1984-1989, 1991-1993111430.3969%7.203.963.5911
Total1984-1989, 1991-1993111430.3969%7.203.963.5911

AFL: 9,536th player to appear, 2,090th most games played, 2,270th most goals kickedHawthorn: 696th player to appear, 175th most games played, 180th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,101st player to appear, 404th most games played, 314th most goals kicked

Capable of playing in a key defensive role or as a marking option in attack, Paul Abbott, who made his league debut in 1984, was a key member of Hawthorn premiership sides in 1986 and 1988. In the latter grand final he contributed six goals to the Hawks’ annihilation of Melbourne. Towards the end of his time at Glenferrie he encountered injury problems and indeed missed the entire 1990 season. In 1992, after 85 games and 30 goals in the brown and gold, he crossed to Fitzroy where he gave good service in 1992-3, adding a final 26 AFL games and 13 goals to his respective career tallies.

Author - John Devaney


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