Ray Shaw (Australian footballer)
|Date of birth||27 April 1954|
|Height / weight||175 cm / 70 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Ray Shaw (born 27 April 1954) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL). His younger brothers Tony and Neville as well as his two sons Heath and Rhyce also played for Collingwood.
Shaw began his senior career at Preston in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), where he won a J. J. Liston Trophy in 1973 for the Best and Fairest player in the VFA first division. A Collingwood Best and Fairest Award winner, Shaw captained Collingwood to the 1979 Escort Cup Grand Final, where they defeated Hawthorn Football Club to win their first senior title since 1958.
After a fallout with Collingwood officialdom in 1981, Shaw returned to Preston as captain-coach and led them to the 1983 and 1984 premierships. Although he missed playing in 1983 because of a broken leg, he was one of the best-on-ground in the 1984 Grand Final, his first premiership as a player after seven unsuccessful attempts. Shaw was captain-coach of Greensborough for a year, before returning to the VFA with Division 2 club Waverley in 1986 and 1987.
Shaw coached various clubs in the lower suburban competitions around Melbourne, including Lalor and Hurstbridge and Oakleigh Districts.
- "1979 Escort Cup Grand Final". AustralianRulesFootball.com.au. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
- Hugo Kelly (12 April 1986). "Thirteen VFA teams go for change at the top". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 39.
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