Sean Denham

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Sean Denham
Personal information
Full name Sean Denham
Date of birth (1969-04-29) 29 April 1969 (age 47)
Original team(s) Melton South (RDFL)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1991 Geelong 044 (21)
1992–2000 Essendon 142 (44)
Total 186 (65)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Sean Denham (born 29 April 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer.

Recruited from Melton South, Denham was an unheralded rover, who came to Essendon from Geelong[1] in a swap that saw ruckman John Barnes sent the other way following the 1991 season.[2] His style of play as a tagging run-with player, typified during the 90's the changing face of the modern game.[3] Despite having a small stature, Denham's tough approach and ability to verbally rile his opponent, coupled with his tagging role sparked a massive on-field rivalry with fiery Carlton rover Greg Williams during the 90's.[1][3][4] Popular football commentator Rex Hunt once described Denham as "The Brush" or "Dunny brush Denham" during his radio broadcasts.[5]

After a spate of poor form and injuries after the club's successful 2000 season, aged 31 he decided to retire. Ironically he and Barnes would play alongside each other during that premiership season. During his 132 games for the Bombers, he played a fundamental role in the 1993 premiership side and was the club's best and fairest, winning the 1997 Crichton Medal after being runner up in 1994.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Connolly, Rohan (5 April 1997). "Why Diesel fumes". The Sunday Age. 
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 31. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  3. ^ a b Hanlon, Peter (28 July 2002). "Up close and personal". The Sunday Age. 
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 159. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  5. ^ Hamilton, Andrew (1 May 2012). "Taggers stained by dirty work". The Courier-Mail. 
  6. ^ Denham, Greg (3 October 1997). "Eagle Sumich set to join Dockers". The Age. 

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