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Key Facts

Full name
Simon Cox

Known as
Simon Cox

25 January 1977 (age 47)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 122d
Last game: 26y 181d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 95 kg

Senior clubs
Western Bulldogs; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Western Bulldogs: 26
Hawthorn: 24

Recruited from
Western Bulldogs (2002)

Simon Cox

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Western BulldogsAFL1995-200158240.4147%8.123.554.531

AFL: 10,619th player to appear, 2,619th most games played, 2,402nd most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 854th player to appear, 231st most games played, 232nd most goals kickedHawthorn: 809th player to appear, 330th most games played, 274th most goals kicked

A product of Glenelg where he played senior football at the age of just sixteen, Simon Cox went on to play in the AFL with Footscray/Western Bulldogs (58 games, 24 goals, 1995-2001) and Hawthorn (35 games, 17 goals, 2002-3). A fleet-footed, highly mobile, strong marking wingman or defender he can be adjudged unfortunate to have been de-listed by the Hawks just a year after he had run second in the club’s best and fairest count, but such is the cut-throat world of the modern AFL.

After leaving Hawthorn Cox returned to his home town of Keith and went on to play football firstly for Keith and later for Naracoorte in the Kowree Naracoorte Football League.

Author - John Devaney


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


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