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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Hamilton

Known as
Paul Hamilton

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

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 40, 16

Paul Hamilton

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,713th player to appear, 2,253rd most games played, 5,671st 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


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


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