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Key Facts

Full name
Sean Simpson

Known as
Sean Simpson

16 April 1970 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 14d
Last game: 28y 101d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Geelong

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 38
Geelong: 37

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1991)

Family links
Sam Simpson (Son)Charlotte Simpson (Daughter)

Sean Simpson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1988-1990710.1414%7.862.141.430

AFL: 9,942nd player to appear, 1,891st most games played, 3,812th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,343rd player to appear, 990th most games played, 1,073rd most goals kickedGeelong: 896th player to appear, 142nd most games played, 319th most goals kicked

After struggling to make the grade at St Kilda where he played just 7 games between 1988 and 1990 Sean Simpson crossed to Geelong where he quickly found his feet. The Cats used him in a variety of roles but he was perhaps best known for his effectiveness as a tagger. His 114 games for Geelong included the losing grand final of 1992 against West Coast. He retired at the end of a 1998 season which had seen him struggle to hold down a place in the seniors.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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