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Byrnes announces his retirement

Shannon Byrnes has called it a day after 131 AFL matches

12:22pm  Jul 30, 2014

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Shannon
Byrnes

Height
175 cm
DOB
07-04-1984
Weight
77 kg
Debut
-
Games
131
Goals
117
ShannonByrnes

Player Bio

Arrived at Melbourne to lend guidance, spirit and experience on and off the field, but it took a while to warm to the task. Before the season started, Byrnes had played in 79 wins and 29 losses. By season’s end, he had played in 15 more losses and was part of 100-point-plus losses for the first time in his career. However, the dual premiership player hung in there, played 17 games and at times was good, particularly against Greater Western Sydney in round four, when he received two Brownlow Medal votes, the Brisbane Lions in round five and Gold Coast in round 20. A wrist injury forced him to miss two games mid-season and a foot injury ended his season prematurely. A bridging player with pace who can find the goals, he will improve this season as the team settles.

Player honours: NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2005; Geelong premiership sides 2007, 2009; Geelong pre-season premiership sides 2006, 2009.
Brownlow Medal: 2013 votes: 2; career votes 10.
Previous AFL club: Geelong (2004-12: 108 games, 100 goals).
Draft history: 2003 Rookie Draft selection (Geelong) No. 40; 2004 rookie elevation (Geelong); 2012 unrestricted free agent (Melbourne).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 131
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 7.1
    • Disposals 15.0
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 65.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Fremantle Rd 12, 2009
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 10, 2009
Disposals 30 Essendon Rd 10, 2009
Marks 11 Brisbane Lions Rd 5, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Carlton Rd 8, 2005
Goals 5 Fremantle Rd 12, 2009
AFL Fantasy 141 Essendon Rd 1, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points