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Key Facts

Full name
Shane Zantuck

Known as
Shane Zantuck

20 May 1955 (age 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 75d
Last game: 31y 102d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; South Melbourne; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 48
South Melbourne: 30
Melbourne: 32

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1977); South Melbourne (1981)

Family links
Ty Zantuck (Son)

Shane Zantuck

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1974-1976530.6060%4.602.401.600
South MelbourneV/AFL1977-198056360.6441%11.323.713.638

AFL: 8,701st player to appear, 1,336th most games played, 1,987th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 670th player to appear, 780th most games played, 566th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 1,047th player to appear, 302nd most games played, 212th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,020th player to appear, 190th most games played, 386th most goals kicked

After struggling to establish himself at North Melbourne, where he managed just 5 senior appearance between 1974 and 1976, Shane Zantuck crossed to South Melbourne where he enjoyed immediate success. In four seasons with the Swans he played a total of 56 VFL games, mainly as a wingman, displaying all the verve, dash and creativity traditionally associated with the position.

Zantuck continued his consistently fine form after crossing to Melbourne, although during his early time at the club he was frequently sidelined with injury. Between 1981 and 1986 Zantuck made a total of 88 VFL appearances for the Demons, including many useful games in defence in his final few seasons.

Author - John Devaney


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