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Key Facts

Full name
Ryan O'Connor

Known as
Ryan O'Connor


27 June 1974 (age 48)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 314d
Last game: 26y 5d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 107 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Sydney; Port Adelaide Magpies

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 41, 3
Sydney: 16

Recruited from
Ulverstone (1994); Essendon (1999); Sydney (2001)

Ryan O'Connor

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port Adelaide MagpiesSANFL2001-200237170.46

AFL: 10,500th player to appear, 2,752nd most games played, 2,057th most goals kickedEssendon: 985th player to appear, 302nd most games played, 184th most goals kickedSydney: 1,291st player to appear, 536th most games played, 849th most goals kicked

Originally from northern Tasmanian club Ulverstone, Ryan O’Connor was a strong, hard working ruckman whose lack of pace sometimes let him down at the game’s top level. Nevertheless, he played at that level for seven seasons which comprised 63 AFL games for Essendon from 1994 to 1998 and 24 with Sydney in 1999 and 2000. The 2001 season saw him at Port Magpies where his consistently dominant displays earned him the Magarey Medal (shared with teammate Tony Brown) and the club’s best and fairest award (won outright).

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion


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