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Key Facts

Full name
Timothy McGrath

Known as
Tim McGrath

7 October 1970 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 231d
Last game: 31y 181d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 94 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Geelong

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 51, 21
Geelong: 17

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1992)

Family links
Dennis McGrath (Father)

Tim McGrath

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1989, 1991700.0057%5.862.860.570
V/AFL1989, 1991-2002226180.0857%11.134.543.8426
Total1989, 1991-2002226180.0857%11.134.543.8426

AFL: 10,041st player to appear, 419th most games played, 3,881st most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 800th player to appear, 702nd most games played, 1,004th most goals kickedGeelong: 903rd player to appear, 33rd most games played, 318th most goals kicked

Tim McGrath joined North Melbourne, the same club which his father Dennis had played for in the 1960s, from North Dandenong, and enjoyed a promising start after winning the 1988 Morrish Medal for best and fairest in the under 19s. However, he failed to kick on, and after managing just seven senior appearances between 1989 and 1991 ventured to pastures new in the shape of ‘Sleepy Hollow’, home of Geelong. With the Cats he developed into a strong running, hard tackling centre half back who set the standard for the whole team’s defence. He played 219 AFL games for the Cats from 1992 to 2002, kicking 14 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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