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Key Facts

Full name
Phillip Egan

Known as
Phil Egan

9 February 1963 (age 60)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 39d
Last game: 28y 43d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 13
Melbourne: 34

Recruited from
Richmond (1991)

Phil Egan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,301st player to appear, 1,739th most games played, 897th most goals kickedRichmond: 830th player to appear, 99th most games played, 65th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,120th player to appear, 1,360th most games played, 1,333rd most goals kicked

Phil Egan was one of several indigenous Australian footballers to play for Richmond during the 1980s. Strongly built, he went in hard for the ball regardless of the danger, absorbing a lot of punishment in the process. Despite standing only 180cm in height he was excellent overhead. He usually played either on a wing or half forward flank. His kicking for goal sometimes let him down, but he did manage to boot successive bags of 7 from full forward against Melbourne and North Melbourne in 1988. His V/AFL career with the Tigers comprised 125 games and saw him kick 117 goals between 1982 and 1990. 

The 1991 season saw Phil Egan cross to Melbourne but he spent most of the season in the reserves and only played a single senior game. He later spent four seasons as captain-coach of Red Cliffs.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main;


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