Paul Hudson (footballer)

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Paul Hudson
Personal information
Full name Paul Hudson
Date of birth (1970-07-20) 20 July 1970 (age 43)
Original team Hobart
Height/Weight 185 cm / 88 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1990 – 1996
1997 – 2001
2002
Total
Hawthorn
Western Bulldogs
Richmond
134 (264)
108 (214)
003 00(1)
245 (479)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2002 season.

Paul Hudson (born 20 July 1970) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn, the Western Bulldogs and Richmond.

Playing career[edit]

In 1990 Hudson followed in his father Peter's footsteps and joined Hawthorn, for which he would play until the end of the 1996 season. A half forward, in his six years at the club he kicked 264 goals. In 1991, just his second year of AFL football, he finished fifth in the Brownlow Medal and kicked a couple of goals in their grand final victory. In the 1992 Pre Season Competition he won the first ever Michael Tuck Medal for his performance in the final. He was traded to the Western Bulldogs for the 1997 season and he earned All-Australian selection in 1998. He was traded to Richmond at the end of 2001 and only managed a handful of games before retiring in 2002.

Coaching career[edit]

He is currently the Development Manager of the St Kilda Football Club. Previously he has worked as an assistant coach with both the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood.

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