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Key Facts

Full name
Graeme William Schultz

Known as
Graeme Schultz

Born
17 May 1953 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 321d
Last game: 29y 322d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 69 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Subiaco

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 12, 14

Recruited from
Essendon (1975)

Graeme Schultz

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
EssendonV/AFL1971-1974, 1981-1983771151.4952%10.742.572.520
SubiacoWAFL1975-1981851371.61
Total1971-19831622521.56

AFL: 8,326th player to appear, 3,079th most games played, 907th most goals kickedEssendon: 787th player to appear, 242nd most games played, 62nd most goals kicked

Equally at home on a wing, a half forward flank or as a rover, Graeme Schultz joined Essendon from Warracknabeal and gave the club sterling service in two stints. After commencing with the Bombers in 1971 he embarked on a six season stint with Subiaco in 1975, brought about because of study requirements. He returned to Essendon in 1981 and was a member that year of the Dons’ night series premiership team. Two years later in what was his last season he helped the club to a grand final triumph in reserve grade.

Graeme Schultz played a total of 162 league games comprised of 77 in the VFL with Essendon and 85 in the WANFL with West Perth. He had a keen goal sense as evidenced by his career tallies of 115 goals for the Bombers and 137 for Subi. He moved to Footscray in 1984 but did not play a senior game and midway through the season he crossed to Camberwell in the VFA. In 1985 and 1986 he was captain-coach of Maryborough in the Ballarat Football League.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Those Magnificent Men 1897-1987 by Michael Maplestone

Footnotes

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