Ian Hampshire

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Ian Hampshire
Personal information
Full name Ian Hampshire
Date of birth (1948-05-09) 9 May 1948 (age 68)
Original team(s) Portland
Height / weight 196 cm / 104 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1968–1975 Geelong 113 0(22)
1976–1982 Footscray 111 0(73)
Total 224 (95)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1982–1983 Footscray 34 (12–22–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1982.

Ian Hampshire (born 9 May 1948) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Geelong and Footscray. He played as a ruckman.

Recruited from Portland to Geelong, Hampshire made his VFL debut in 1968 and played with the club for eight seasons. He then, in 1976 moved to Footscray where he acted as a secondary ruckman to Gary Dempsey. Dempsey left the club three seasons later and Hampshire became their first choice in the ruck, finishing second in the best and fairest. In 1981 he was selected to represent Victoria.

In round 20, 1981 versus Fitzroy (Hampshire's 100th game for Footscray & 13 weeks after his 200th game versus North Melbourne) he became the first VFL/AFL player to play 100 games at two different clubs (Double centurion).

During the 1982 season, coach Royce Hart left the club and Hampshire was given the role of coach. He retired as a player and coached the club until the end of the following season where they finished 7th.

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