Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
C. Steadman Hay

Known as
Sted Hay

1 June 1939 (age 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 356d
Last game: 25y 82d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 54, 20

Family links
Bill Hay (Brother)Phil Hay (Brother)

Sted Hay

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,039th player to appear, 3,056th most games played, 7,273rd most goals kickedHawthorn: 497th player to appear, 192nd most games played, 527th most goals kicked

Half back flanker Sted Hay was a tough, hard hitting footballer who almost invariably kept his direct opponent tightly under wraps. His 78 VFL games between 1959 and 1964 included the winning grand final of 1961 against Footscray and the loss to Geelong a couple of years later. He was among the Hawks’ best players in the former match.

Author - John Devaney


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


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