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Shaun Smith (Australian rules footballer)

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Full name  Shaun Smith
Name  Shaun Smith
Years  Club
Height/Weight  184 cm / 90 kg

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Date of birth  (1969-06-22) 22 June 1969 (age 46)
1987–1992 1995–1998 Total  North Melbourne Melbourne
Role  Australian rules footballer

Original team(s)  Ainslie / Werribee

Shaun smith mark of the century


Shaun Smith (born 22 June 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL/AFL.

Shaun Smith (Australian rules footballer) MELBOURNE Shaun Smith 111 SELECT 1996 Australian Rules Football

Originally from the Ainslie Football Club in the Australian Capital Territory, but recruited from Werribee and debuting in the Australian Football League in 1987, Smith is best known for his incredible leap and ability to take spectacular marks or speckies.

Shaun Smith (Australian rules footballer) Former AFL highmark merchant Shaun Smith joins the VWFL coaching

His high leaping play enabled him to hold down a key position whilst being only 184 cm and is sometimes compared to Russell Robertson.

Smith debuted with the North Melbourne Football Club in 1987 and was delisted due to a string of injuries at the end of 1992 after 47 games and 38 goals.

He played for Werribee in 1994, and had a dominant season there. He was one of the Association's leading goalkickers for the season, finished third in the J. J. Liston Trophy count, and continued his reputation for taking high marks. He was consequently recruited back to the AFL by Melbourne for the 1995 season.

By far Smith's most successful and consistent season was at the Melbourne Football Club in 1995.

His 1995 Mark of the Year, a chest mark over teammate Garry Lyon in the goalsquare against the Brisbane Bears at the Gabba, was named the Mark of the Century, superseding Gary Ablett Sr's famous, though controversial mark a year earlier. In the same year, he managed an AFL career best 51 goals.

Injury plagued the rest of his career at the Demons until he was finally delisted in 1998, finishing his career at the Werribee Football Club in 2004.

Shaun's son Joel was signed by the Demons for the 2016 season as a Category B rookie

References

Shaun Smith (Australian rules footballer) Wikipedia


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