Ryan Hargrave

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Ryan Hargrave
Personal information
Full name Ryan Hargrave
Date of birth (1981-07-26) 26 July 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team(s) Perth (WAFL)
Draft No. 66, 1999 National Draft, Western Bulldogs
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002–2012 Western Bulldogs 203 (37)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 19, 2012.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ryan Hargrave (born 26 July 1981) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League, playing for the Western Bulldogs.

He was a defender who was drafted with pick 66 in the 1999 AFL Draft from the Perth Football Club. Throughout 2002 he grew and developed as a defender and became an essential part of the Western Bulldogs' defence. In the same year, Hargrave was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award.[1] Hargrave also won the Western Bulldogs' Best First Year Player award in 2002.

In 2003, Hargrave was fined $2,000 and suspended for three weeks by the tribunal after he punched Heath Black during a melee against the St Kilda Saints.[2]

After playing only five games in 2011 due to repeated foot and ankle injuries, it was thought that he would be delisted by the Bulldogs' new coach Brendan McCartney. However, he was retained on the list and in 2012 he played eight of the first nine games and reached his 200-game milestone in round ten.[3]

He retired at the completion of the 2012 AFL season.

He now plays for Deer Park in the Western Region Football League.

Hargrave's father, Steve Hargrave also played for the Bulldogs in 1982.[4]


  1. ^ Leach, Francis (11 June 2002). "Hargrave's a Rising Bulldog Star". 
  2. ^ Tribunal 2003
  3. ^ Collins, Ben (1 June 2012). "Private Ryan". 
  4. ^ Hanlon, Peter (3 June 2009). "Underrated Bulldog never overawed". The Age. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. 

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