21 July 1975 (age 47)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 276d
Last game: 28y 40d
Height and weight
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 87 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 10,493rd player to appear, 1,282nd most games played, 455th most goals kickedGeelong: 921st player to appear, 303rd most games played, 166th most goals kickedHawthorn: 772nd player to appear, 162nd most games played, 44th most goals kicked
An accomplished all round footballer whose achievements perhaps failed fully to reflect his ability, Aaron Lord first came to widespread attention when he won the Ron James Medal as Victoria’s best performer in the 1992 Teal Cup. He commenced his senior career with Geelong during the 1994 finals series, but was not picked for the grand final. A year later, the Cats again made it through to the flag decider, and this time Lord took his place in the side. However, he could not prevent a heavy loss to Carlton.
After struggling for game time in 1996 Lord sought and was granted a move. He ended up at Hawthorn where he produced the best and most assured football of his career. In 1997 he finished equal second in the Hawks best and fairest count and was third the following year. Playing mainly across half forward he had the happy knack of being able to kick several goals at a time in quick bursts, and he topped his club’s goal kicking list in 1999 with 42 goals.
In 2002, after playing 93 AFL games and kicking 136 goals for Hawthorn,Lord returned to Geelong where, over the next couple of seasons, he rounded off his career. The two Cats phases of that career comprised 57 games in which he recorded 49 goals.
Author - John Devaney