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Key Facts

Full name
Shaun Hart

Known as
Shaun Hart

Born
17 May 1971 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 318d
Last game: 33y 124d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs
Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Brisbane: 32

Shaun Hart

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
BrisbaneAFL1990-20042731770.6554%10.855.723.3032
Total1990-20042731770.6554%10.855.723.3032

AFL: 10,086th player to appear, 168th most games played, 497th most goals kickedBrisbane: 63rd player to appear, 7th most games played, 14th most goals kicked

Originally from Shepparton United, Shaun Hart was taken by Brisbane as the number 33 selection in the 1989 National Draft, and he made his AFL debut the following year. Extremely gutsy and tenacious, he played most of his early football as a tagger, but as his career progressed, and his confidence improved, he began to assume a more creative role in the team. When the Lions began to emerge as a genuine premiership threat in the late 1990s, Shaun Hart was a key factor in their improvement.

Hart enjoyed a stellar 2001 season culminating in a best-on-ground performance - and a Norm Smith Medal - in the Grand Final win over Essendon. He was also among his side's best players in the 2002 and 2003 premiership victories. He retired at the end of the 2004 season after playing a total of 273 AFL games and kicking 177 goals, most with a left foot that was among the most reliably accurate in the game.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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