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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Lynch

Known as
Paul Lynch

Born
18 October 1973 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 181d
Last game: 26y 243d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 43, 18

Family links
Fred Lynch (Father)

Paul Lynch

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongAFL1993-200062550.8965%8.163.762.699
Total1993-200062550.8965%8.163.762.699

AFL: 10,409th player to appear, 3,718th most games played, 1,923rd most goals kickedGeelong: 915th player to appear, 281st most games played, 151st most goals kicked

The son of former Essendon player Fred Lynch, Paul Lynch certainly boasted plenty of talent, but over the course of his eight season AFL career he was repeatedly blighted by injury. As a result, from 1993 to 2000 he only played 62 games, kicking 55 goals. It was suggested that one reason for his susceptibility to injury was that the base of his back was straight rather than inverted, resulting in increased pressure on his back, legs and in particular hamstrings. Nevertheless, after being de-listed by the Cats he continued to play in local leagues for several years.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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