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Key Facts

Full name
Daniel Patrick Frawley

Known as
Danny Frawley


8 September 1963

Place of birth
Ballarat, VIC (3350)

9 September 2019 (aged 56)

Place of death
Millbrook, VIC (3352)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 228d
Last game: 31y 359d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 95 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Australia

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 49, 24, 2

State of origin

Family links
Des Tuddenham (Uncle)James Frawley (Nephew)

Danny Frawley

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1984-1995240130.0535%6.324.322.7916
AustraliaIR1987, 1990600.00

AFL: 9,507th player to appear, 336th most games played, 4,535th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,294th player to appear, 13th most games played, 387th most goals kicked

Danny Frawley was a tough, hard-hitting full back of the old school who gave St Kilda tremendous service in 240 V/AFL games between 1984 and 1995. A natural leader, he captained the Saints in a record 177 games. Winner of his club's best and fairest award in 1988, he achieved All Australian selection the same year, and was a regular member of Victorian state of origin sides for almost a decade. 

After retiring as a player he spent time as an assistant coach at Collingwood before being appointed to the senior coaching post at Richmond in 2000. In five seasons at Punt Road, however, he only managed to get the Tigers into the finals once. Frawley spent time as the president of the AFL Coaches Association and was a TV and radio commentator, and a panel-member of 'Bounce', which aired on the Fox Footy channel.

Tragically, on 9th September 2019 Danny Frawley lost his life in a car crash.

Author - John Devaney, with updates by Andrew Gigacz


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