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Key Facts

Full name
Gavin Exell

Known as
Gavin Exell

16 October 1962 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 177d
Last game: 29y 256d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 17
Fitzroy: 23

Recruited from
Geelong (1992)

Gavin Exell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,810th player to appear, 3,931st most games played, 951st most goals kickedGeelong: 870th player to appear, 322nd most games played, 71st most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,105th player to appear, 812th most games played, 659th most goals kicked

Originally from Northern United, Gavin Exell spent some time at Carlton but was unable to break into the seniors. Geelong took a punt on him, and their confidence turned out to be justified as he proved a handy acquisition, playing 53 games between 1987 and 1991 and scoring 111 goals. Mostly used at the goal front, his haul of 62 goals in 1989 was the best by a Cats player in that year’s home and away rounds. However, he was overtaken in the finals series, most of which he missed with injury, by Gary Ablett.

In 1992 Exell joined Fitzroy but only managed five appearances and a couple of goals for the year. He later played for Stanhope in the Kyabram and District Football League and was that competition’s top goal kicker in 2000, 2001 and 2003 with over 100 goals each year.

Author - John Devaney


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