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Key Facts

Full name
Rod Keogh

Known as
Rod Keogh

Born
25 March 1971 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 78d
Last game: 27y 157d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 31
St. Kilda: 17

Recruited from
Melbourne (1994)

Family links
Trevor Keogh (Uncle)Tiahna Cochrane (Niece)

Rod Keogh

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneAFL1990-19922280.3655%8.866.552.554
St. KildaAFL1994-199860210.3548%10.436.333.053
AFL1990-1992, 1994-199882290.3550%10.016.392.917
Total1990-1992, 1994-199882290.3550%10.016.392.917

AFL: 10,133rd player to appear, 2,911th most games played, 3,002nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,117th player to appear, 562nd most games played, 481st most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,411th player to appear, 251st most games played, 294th most goals kicked

From Castlemaine, Rod Keogh struggled to have an impact at Melbourne, playing just 22 games and scoring eight goals from 1989 to 1993. At the same time he won a reserves best and fairest award and the 1990 and 1993 Gardiner Medals. It was after crossing to St Kilda in 1994 that he showed glimpses of his real ability. A tough, muscular midfielder, he took no prisoners with his approach, something which earned him the ardent admiration of the Saints faithful. His 60 AFL games in five seasons with the club included the losing 1997 grand final against Adelaide.

After leaving St Kilda Keogh captain-coached Devon Meadows, and after that was a player coach with North Launceston.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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