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Shane Ellen

Games Played 54

Debut 1996

Guernsey Number 13

Date of Birth 01/01/1973

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Shane Ellen played 11 games for Footscray in two years but was delisted  at the end of 1995 and picked up by the Crows in the 1996 pre-season draft. For most of his career he was a reliable defender for th Club but is best remembered for his five-goal performance in the 1997 Grand Final victory after surprisingly starting as a forward; . .

He played 17 games in his first season at the Club but was out of the side for much of 1997 before returning for the finals. He had only kicked one goal for the Crows in his first 26 games before his five-goal cameo in the grand final. Ellen also played in Adelaide’s 1998 premiership but had injury problems in his last two seasons at the Club and retired at the end of the 2000 season.