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Key Facts

Full name
Kelvin Moore

Known as
Kelvin Moore

15 August 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 7d
Last game: 34y 17d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 15

Kelvin Moore

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AFL: 8,311th player to appear, 94th most games played, 3,588th most goals kickedHawthorn: 608th player to appear, 8th most games played, 232nd most goals kicked

Recruited by Hawthorn from Frankston Peninsula, Kelvin Moore began his football life at the top level in 1970 as a centre half forward, but before long he had been shifted to full back, where over the ensuing 15 seasons he would establish himself as arguably the finest exponent of that position in the VFL. Strong in the air, quick, and blessed with tremendous anticipation skills, Moore always seemed to be on top of the situation, and was consistency personified. He was many people's choice as best afield in Hawthorn's winning Grand Final against St Kilda in 1971, and also made sterling contributions to the premiership victories of 1976 and 1978.

A Victorian or VFL representative on 13 occasions, Moore won an All Australian blazer in 1979, the same year that saw him land the Hawks' best and fairest award. Moore, who played precisely 300 VFL games between 1970 and 1984, was chosen as the full back in Hawthorn's official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'.

Author - John Devaney


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