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Michael O'Connell (footballer)

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Height / weight  190 cm / 86 kg
1987–1988  West Coast Eagles
Years  Club
Original team  Claremont Football Club
Full name  Michael Bryant O'Connell
Date of birth  (1962-01-17) 17 January 1962 (age 55)

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Michael Bryant O'Connell (born 17 January 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the West Coast Eagles in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

O'Connell made his WAFL debut for Claremont in 1982 and suffered a broken leg during the season. A defender, he was a member of the West Coast Eagles inaugural VFL squad in 1987 and made 10 appearances that year. In the opening round of the 1988 season, against Geelong at Kardinia Park, O'Connell was pushed forward and kicked a match winning five goal haul.

Although they never played a senior game together, O'Connell's brother David also played for the Eagles in 1988. Their father is former Claremont and Geelong footballer, John O'Connell. His nephew, John Williams, currently plays at Essendon.


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