Keith Shea

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Keith Shea
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Personal information
Full name Keith Sylvester Shea
Date of birth 10 August 1914
Date of death 27 February 1951(1951-02-27) (aged 36)
Place of death Albury
Original team(s) Bacchus Marsh
Height/Weight 175 cm / 78 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Total -
91 (101)
08 00(8)
99 (109)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1945-1946 Hawthorn 39 (9-30-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1945 season.

Keith Sylvester Shea (10 August 1914 – 27 February 1951) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the VFL during the 1930s.

Shea was a half forward and played with Carlton from 1932 to 1937. He polled well in the Brownlow Medal, the closest he came to winning was in 1934 where he fell 2 votes short with an equal 3rd placing. Shea finished 3rd again the following season and equal fourth in 1937.

He represented Victoria on 10 occasions during his time at Carlton. It was playing for Victoria in the 1937 Perth Carnival where he caught the eyes of the Subiaco Football Club recruiters who signed him up for the 1938 season. During his stint with Subiaco he played interstate football with Western Australia. He was appointed coach of South Fremantle in 1940.[1]

Shea returned to the VFL in 1945 as captain-coach of Hawthorn, retiring as a player at the season's end but staying on as coach in 1946.

He died in February 1951 in Albury, after a short illness.[2]


  1. ^ "Football: South Fremantle's Coach. K. Shea's Appointment Announced". The West Australian (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 27 February 1940. p. 9. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Keith Shea Dies at Albury". The West Australian (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 28 February 1951. p. 14. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 

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