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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Hamilton

Known as
Paul Hamilton

Born
19 June 1967 (age 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 339d
Last game: 24y 297d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 93 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 40, 16

Paul Hamilton

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1986-199210570.0757%6.795.743.2211
Total1986-199210570.0757%6.795.743.2211

AFL: 9,713th player to appear, 2,250th most games played, 5,666th most goals kickedEssendon: 919th player to appear, 161st most games played, 512th most goals kicked

Recruited from St Bernard’s, back pocket specialist Paul Hamilton gave reliable service to Essendon in 105 games between 1986 and 1992, meaning that his career precisely spanned the seven season gap between Bomber premierships. He did, however, play in the losing grand final of 1990 against Collingwood. There was nothing pretty about Hamilton’s style of play but he was undeniably effective. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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