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Key Facts

Full name
Shane Hamilton

Known as
Shane Hamilton

18 August 1970 (age 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 333d
Last game: 24y 290d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 25
Brisbane: 14

Recruited from
Geelong (1991)

Shane Hamilton

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
BrisbaneAFL1991-1992, 1994-199547300.6423%11.795.403.680
V/AFL1988-1992, 1994-199574700.9531%11.934.693.612
Total1988-1992, 1994-199574700.9531%11.934.693.612

AFL: 9,967th player to appear, 3,252nd most games played, 1,554th most goals kickedGeelong: 877th player to appear, 486th most games played, 192nd most goals kickedBrisbane: 76th player to appear, 129th most games played, 89th most goals kicked

The highlight of Shane Hamilton’s V/AFL was probably his fine performance, albeit in a losing cause, for Geelong against Hawthorn in the 1989 VFL grand final. After starting on the bench he entered the fray to good effect, kicking a couple of goals and, in the view of many, rating high among the Cats’ best players.

The remainder of Hamilton’s time with Geelong was somewhat less noteworthy, and after playing just 27 games and kicking 40 goals between 1988 and 1990 he transferred to Brisbane. He proved to be a useful player for the Bears, playing 47 AFL games and booting 30 goals in 1991-2 and in 1994-5. 

Author - John Devaney


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


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