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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Sarah

Known as
Paul Sarah

19 December 1953 (age 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 167d
Last game: 29y 251d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 13, 11
Richmond: 42, 25, 11

Recruited from
Geelong (1980)

Paul Sarah

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,479th player to appear, 1,032nd most games played, 265th most goals kickedGeelong: 740th player to appear, 113th most games played, 33rd most goals kickedRichmond: 819th player to appear, 376th most games played, 150th most goals kicked

Although he was of small (173cm, 71kg) build Paul Sarah loved to fly for marks, and did so with no small amount of success. Typically deployed as a rover changing in the forward pocket he garnered plenty of possessions and was a fine snapshot for goal. While at his first club Geelong he teamed well with full forward Larry Donohue. His Cats career saw him play 128 VFL games and kick 204 goals between 1972 and 1980. He was the club’s top goal kicker with 32 goals in 1974 and won the reserves best and fairest award in 1975.

Sarah crossed to Richmond part way through the 1980 season and gave the Tigers solid service in 37 games during which he kicked 51 goals. He left Richmond at the end of the 1983 season but continued playing with various clubs in the Geelong area for another half a dozen seasons.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Cats' Tales by Col Hutchinson;


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