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Shane Ellen

Games Played 54

Career 1996 - 2000

Debut 1996

Date of Birth 01/01/1973

Biography

AFC Debut Number: 70               AFC Debut Game:  Round 1 v Sydney, 1996
AFC Career Guernsey Number: 13

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.

Stats

SeasonNo.GamesGoalsBehindsKicksHandballsDisposalsMarksTackles
1996131721128782065517
199713105270451153914
1998131779122461684521
199913611221032112
2000134 -328533131
Totals-54151637018455416355

Awards

Premiership Player

Premiership Player

1997

Premiership Player

Premiership Player

1998