Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Shane Cable

Known as
Shane Cable

21 February 1970 (age 52)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 115d
Last game: 19y 115d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Senior clubs
Perth; West Coast; Subiaco

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 32

Family links
Barry Cable (Father)

Shane Cable

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
PerthWR1987-1989, 1991-19991601711.07
West CoastV/AFL1989100.00100%

AFL: 10,052nd player to appear, 12,905th most games played, 12,636th most goals kickedWest Coast: 54th player to appear, 263rd most games played, 244th most goals kicked

Following in the footsteps of a bona fide legend of the game was never going to be easy for Shane Cable, son of the immortal Barry. Nevertheless, he managed to carve out a creditable state league career for himself at Perth, the club his father had represented more than any other, as well as, briefly, Subiaco. Between 1987 and 1989, in 1991, and from 1992 to 1999 he played 160 games for the Demons and registered 171 goals. He was the club’s top goal kicker in 1993 and 1995, both times with tallies of 29 goals, and he won a fairest and best award in 1995. He played a total of 13 games and kicked 10 goals for Subiaco in 1990 and 1991.¹

Career highlights included playing for the Aboriginal All Stars against Collingwood in Darwin in 1994, and representing Western Australia the following year in a game against Queensland at the Gabba. Cable was on the winning side in both matches.

Author - John Devaney


1. Cable returned to Perth part of the way through the 1991 season.


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