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Key Facts

Full name
Shane Francis Fitzsimmons

Known as
Shane Fitzsimmons

24 December 1955 (age 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 111d
Last game: 23y 113d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; West Perth

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 23

Recruited from
Melbourne (1979)

Shane Fitzsimmons

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West PerthWAFL1979-198392770.84

AFL: 8,538th player to appear, 3,609th most games played, 2,749th most goals kickedMelbourne: 921st player to appear, 268th most games played, 217th most goals kicked

Melbourne recruited Shane Fitzsimmons from Kyabram, and he gave the club sound service, mainly as a half forward flanker, in 63 games from 1973 to 1979. Crossing to West Perth during the 1979 season he proved his versatility by finding a niche across half back, in which new role he won a fairest and best award in his second season. In five seasons with the Falcons Fitzsimmons added another 92 league games to his tally before retiring.

Author - John Devaney


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