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Key Facts

Full name
Shannon Grant

Known as
Shannon Grant

19 April 1977 (age 45)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 348d
Last game: 31y 140d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; North Melbourne; Australia

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 9
North Melbourne: 6

Recruited from
Sydney (1998)

Shannon Grant

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneAFL1998-20082433231.3356%12.396.594.8373

AFL: 10,568th player to appear, 89th most games played, 127th most goals kickedSydney: 1,258th player to appear, 286th most games played, 198th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 864th player to appear, 16th most games played, 12th most goals kicked

Shannon Grant began his career at the Sydney Swans in 1995 before moving to the Kangaroos in 1998 and being a part of their 1999 premiership side, in which he also won the Norm Smith Medal for best on ground. In 1996, he actually played against North Melbourne in the Grand Final, playing on the losing side of Sydney.

In the 2005 season, Shannon Grant was involved in numerous comeback victories by the Kangaroos. The first was in Round 2 against his old club the Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval. Trailing by 17 points at three-quarter time, Grant and his team mates lifted with Grant kicking three goals to help the Roos to a convincing win. The following week against St Kilda, the 'Roos again lifted from a third quarter shocker, trailing against the highly fancied St Kilda, which had not lost a game at Docklands Stadium since 2003. Grant once again kicked four goals in the last quarter to help North defeat the Saints by seven points, 100-93. Grant's fourth was a 'ripper' from five metres in from the boundary, 45 metres out. Grant announced his retirement on Tuesday August 26, 2008, and the following Saturday, Grant played the 300th game of his career. Fittingly, his 301st and last game of AFL football was an elimination final against his old club, the Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, which the Kangaroos lost by 35 points. Grant was given a standing ovation by both Sydney and North Melbourne players as he left the ground for the final time, a reflection of the respect in which he was held by both clubs.

Grant coached the Frankston Football Club for one season in the Victorian Football League in 2009. At season end of 2009, he was appointed coach of the struggling Bendigo Bombers for 2010, also in the VFL. Grant joined the Western Bulldogs coaching panel as an assistant coach at the beginning of the 2012 season.



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