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Key Facts

Full name
Patrick Guinane

Known as
Paddy Guinane

31 January 1939

8 December 2019 (aged 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 169d
Last game: 29y 213d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 96 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Dandenong; Caulfield (VFA)

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 1

Family links
Danny Guinane (Father)

Paddy Guinane

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Caulfield (VFA)VFA1971-1973

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,962nd player to appear, 1,348th most games played, 354th most goals kickedRichmond: 591st player to appear, 74th most games played, 18th most goals kicked

The son of former Richmond defender Danny Guinane, Paddy Guinane followed in his father's footsteps with a 146-game VFL career with the Tigers between 1959 and 1968. Unlike his father, however, he played most of his football on the forward lines (although he also played, at some time or another, in virtually every position on the field), and his 216 career goals included tallies of 50 in 1966 and 41 two years later which were good enough to top Richmond's list. A firm favourite among the Punt Road faithful because of his obviously wholehearted commitment to the Tiger cause, Guinane was a strong mark and a booming, if sometimes erratic, kick. He played one interstate match for the VFL and was part of Richmond's 1967 premiership team.

In 1969 Guinane transferred to VFA First Division side Dandenong, where he spent two seasons and proved a real drawcard. He then joined former teammates Tony Jewell and Neville Crowe at Caulfield, where Jewell had assumed the coaching reins. In 1973, Guinane was at centre half-forward as the Bears downed Brunswick by 22 points in the VFA's Second Division Grand Final, thereby winning the only senior flag in their 23-year involvement in the competition. Had he managed to achieve greater consistency during his career he might today be remembered as one of the greatest centre half-forwards of all time.

Author - John Devaney


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