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During 2018 Kevin Sheedy was named a Legend of the AFL which is a worthy reward for the outstanding service Kevin has given to football. Kevin joins Dick Reynolds, Bill Hutchison and John Coleman as other Essendon greats as a Legend of the AFL.


Kevin’s involvement with Essendon started when he followed the team as a young man, and although he played all of his football with Richmond, his success as Coach of Essendon from 1981 to 2007 has been outstanding. His forward thinking has also played a significant role in AFL football, including, but not limited to, Sunday football, Anzac Day, Dreamtime games and more recently the Country games.


Kevin has an outstanding record in football and his career achievements follow:


251 games for Richmond, 1967-79, kicking 91 goals.

Eight games for Victoria, kicking one goal.

Richmond premierships 1969, 1973-74.


Richmond Best and Fairest 1976.

Richmond Captain 1978.

Richmond Team of the Century, Back Pocket.

Essendon coach 1981-2007, 635 games.

Victoria coach 1985-86, four games.

All Australian Coach 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000.

Australian IRS coach 2005-06, four games.

Essendon premierships /Jock McHale Medallist 1984-85, 1993, 2000.

Essendon pre-season premierships 1981, 1984, 1990, 1993-94, 2000.

Essendon Team of the Century, Coach.

Australian Football Hall of Fame Inductee – 2008.
GWS Giants coach 2012-13, 44 games.

AFL Life Member.


Congratulations Kevin on your stellar career in football.

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