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Key Facts

Full name
Shane Clayton

Known as
Shane Clayton

24 October 1978 (age 44)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 193d
Last game: 25y 288d

Height and weight
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Brisbane; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 40
Brisbane: 40
North Melbourne: 23

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1997); Brisbane (1999)

Shane Clayton

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneAFL1999-200499510.5260%8.724.043.783

AFL: 10,699th player to appear, 1,943rd most games played, 1,964th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,154th player to appear, 573rd most games played, 805th most goals kickedBrisbane: 150th player to appear, 279th most games played, 316th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 869th player to appear, 135th most games played, 127th most goals kicked

After a somewhat stuttering start to his AFL career which saw him play 13 games with Fitzroy in 1996 followed by five with Brisbane in 1997-8 Shane Clayton came good in no uncertain terms after joining his third club, Kangaroos. A fairly lightly framed (186cm, 87kg) wingman and utility he nailed down a more or less permanent spot in the Roos side from the outset and was a key player in their 1999 premiership win. From 1999 to 2004 he played 99 games for the Kangas and scored 51 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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