|Full name||Shaun Playford Burgoyne|
|Date of birth||21 October 1982|
|Place of birth||Darwin|
|Original team(s)||Port Adelaide (SANFL)|
|Draft||No. 12, 2000 National Draft, Port Adelaide|
|Height / weight||186cm / 88 kg|
|2002–2009||Port Adelaide||157 (171)|
|Representative team honours|
|2008||Dream Team||1 (1)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2009.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Shaun Playford Burgoyne (born 21 October 1982) is an Australian rules footballer playing with the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Burgoyne played with Port Adelaide through to 2002 to 2009 before being traded to Hawthorn in late 2009 where he has now played the majority of his games. With 32 finals appearances, Burgoyne has the second most finals appearances of any AFL footballer, behind only Michael Tuck. Last active AFL player from any AFL Grand Final from 2004 or previous.
The younger brother of former Port Adelaide player Peter Burgoyne and son of former Port Adelaide player Peter Burgoyne Snr., Burgoyne is of Indigenous Australian descent and his ancestry can be traced to the Kokatha.
Port Adelaide career (2002–2009)
Burgoyne was important in the Power's midfield in 2008, despite attracting the opposition's best tagger most weeks. While not reaching the heights of past seasons, he finished fourth in the best and fairest and was second at the club in centre clearances, tackles and inside 50s, and fourth in goals (23), contested possessions and bounces. 2009 was a disappointing year after injuring his knee in round three and missing three months of footy. He was able to come back and play a few good games late in the year.
Hawthorn career (2010–present)
As vice-captain he shocked the football club by requesting to play for a Victorian team in 2010 after his brother had retired. Port traded him to Hawthorn in a complicated deal involving four clubs, with Essendon and Geelong also involved. He was allocated former club champion Shane Crawford's No. 9 jumper.
After having surgery on his knee during the off season that delayed his preparation for the 2010 season, Burgoyne suffered a broken jaw while playing for Box Hill. He made his debut against Richmond in Round 8, 2010. Burgoyne played the last sixteen games of the season.
During 2011 Shaun Burgoyne played excellent football for Hawthorn, showcasing his silky disposal and hard running. He was part of a side that was unlucky to lose a preliminary final to eventual runners up Collingwood by 3 points.
Burgoyne was part of Hawthorn's losing side in the 2012 AFL Grand Final.
In 2013, Burgoyne's performance in the Preliminary Final against Geelong saw him kick 3 goals and also provide goals assists, with his final goal putting Hawthorn back in front late in the fourth quarter. The match ended the 11-game losing streak against Geelong, in effect since the 2008 Grand Final win.
On 28 September 2013 Burgoyne became a dual Premiership player after Hawthorn defeated Fremantle Football Club in the Grand Final in front of 100,007 fans at the MCG. Burgoyne was the only player to remain completely in his game outfit when the players were presented on stage following the conclusion of the post-match concert.
With Hawthorn's win in the 2015 Grand Final, Burgoyne became a quadruple Premiership player.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Honours and achievements
- Showdown Medal: (Round 20 2005)
- All-Australian: 2006
- Dream Team Representative Honours in AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match: 2008