Matthew Shir

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Matthew Shir
Personal information
Full name Matthew Shir
Date of birth (1981-09-12) 12 September 1981 (age 35)
Original team(s) Benalla / Murray Bushrangers
Draft 83rd, 1999 National Draft
Height / weight 184 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001–2002 Adelaide 11 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Matthew Shir (born 12 September 1981) is an Australian rules footballer who played with Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

Shir, a defender, was drafted by Adelaide from the Murray Bushrangers of the TAC Cup, although he was from Benalla originally.[2] He was hampered by groin injuries during his time in Adelaide.[3] At SANFL level he played for Glenelg.

Richmond secured him in the 2002 Rookie Draft, but he did not make any senior league appearances.

From 2004 to 2009 he played as a midfielder for Wodonga in the Ovens & Murray Football League. He won three club best and fairest awards and was a member of a premiership team in his first season.

He made his way to Queensland in 2010 to play with Aspley.[4]


  1. ^ AFL Tables: Matthew Shir
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  3. ^ "Past Players H-O (1–99 games)". Official AFL Website of the Adelaide Football Club. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Crows AFL Player Joins Aspley". SportingPulse.