|Full name||Joshua William Paul Mahoney|
|Date of birth||31 October 1977|
|Original team||Western Jets (TAC Cup)|
|Height/Weight||180cm / 82 kg|
|1997 – 1998
1999 – 2000
2004 – 2007
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2007 season.
Joshua William Paul "Josh" Mahoney (born 31 October 1977), is a former professional Australian rules footballer.
After beginning his career in the TAC Cup with the Western Jets, Mahoney moved to the Williamstown Seagulls in the VFL, playing 19 games with them in 1996. He was selected by the Collingwood Football Club with one of the last picks in the 1996 AFL Draft, pick 84.
Early career (1997–2000)
Mahoney made his AFL debut with the Collingwood Football Club in Round 12, 1997. He was a handy small forward for the club, and was noted for his solid kicking and courage, as well as his ability to get the "hard ball". At the end of 1998 Mahoney was traded to the Western Bulldogs for Tyson Lane, and the hard nut Mahoney wore a helmet during the 1999 season. He started the year in the team but due to injury fell away and did not play a game after Round 12. He was delisted at the end of 2000.
VFL return (2001–2003)
After toiling away for the Bendigo Bombers in the VFL following his delisting from the Bulldogs, Mahoney continued to impress and was a prominent player in the VFL vs SANFL State of Origin games. In the 2003 pre-season draft, with the final pick, Port Adelaide selected Mahoney.
Port Adelaide career (2004–2007)
He was given a lifeline and the then 26-year-old was not expected to have much of an impact at AFL level. But after breaking into the side after Round 6 after solid performances for Glenelg, Mahoney never lost his spot in the team in 2004. His performances across half-forward, booting 20 goals, and his defensive pressure was important, with the journeyman winning a premiership medallion in Port Adelaide's 2004 flag-winning side. Mahoney played well in 2006, winning the Power's leading goalkicker award with 29 goals and earning himself a promotion to the onfield leadership group for season 2007. Late in 2007 Mahoney announced his retirement from the AFL, having played 97 AFL games.
Coaching career (2008–present)
Mahoney was picked up as an Assistant Coach of the Melbourne Football Club for 2008. He specialises in coaching Melbourne's forward line. In September 2011, Mahoney was appointed Melbourne's Football Operations Manager serving under Cameron Schwab and new CEO Peter Jackson
- Josh Mahoney's statistics from AFL Tables