Shane Williams (Australian footballer)

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Shane Williams
Personal information
Full name Shane Williams
Date of birth (1959-08-14) 14 August 1959 (age 57)
Original team(s) North Hobart
Height / weight 184 cm / 89 kg
Position(s) Half forward flanker
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979–1983 Richmond 27 (14)
1985–1987 Geelong 21 0(7)
1987–1988 Footscray 13 0(9)
Total 61 (30)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Shane Williams (born 14 August 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond, Geelong and Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Williams, a half forward flanker, had a career plagued by injuries and could only manage six VFL appearances in his first three years at Richmond. He was on the wing when Richmond lost the 1982 Grand Final, having broken into the team earlier in the year and played 18 successive games leading up to the premiership decider.

After not playing a single game in 1984, the North Hobart recruit crossed to Geelong the following season and managed 16 games in his first year. He then suffered a shoulder injury and was offloaded to Footscray during the 1987 season where he would finish his career.


  • Shane Williams's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.