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Heath Shaw

Heath Shaw

2005-2013
39

173 CFC Games Played

37 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
27 November 1985
Recruited From
Northern U18
Collingwood Debut
Round 17, 2005
Height:
184cm
Weight:
86kg

Biography

The son of Ray and brother of Rhyce, Heath Shaw developed into one of Collingwood’s greatest characters of the modern era.

He and his cousin Brayden (Tony ‘s son) arrived via the father-son rule at the end of 2003 after honing his craft with Diamond Creek and the Northern Under-18s and trained with the senior side during the 2003 finals series.

Although he was mooted as a potential debutant early in 2004, Shaw made his AFL debut late in 2005 and had an impressive start as he demonstrated his ball-winning skills in defence.

To start 2006 he was a late call up against Hawthorn in round 2 after having won 35 touches for Williamstown the previous day.

After that, he played in all the remaining games and rapidly became a major component of the team as a running, penetrating half-back who could launch constant attacks, as illustrated when he won the ANZAC Day Medal in 2007.

His influence was so strong that by the end of the season, opposing teams were allocating negating forwards to the job of limiting him.

Always busy on the field, he had been diagnosed with ADD as a kid, and his energetic style endeared him to the hearts of the Collingwood faithful.

He was touted as a future leader after he ran fourth in the 2007 best and fairest and continued the momentum into early 2008 but his form wasn’t quite as consistent.

His season ended dramatically when the club suspended him after round 18 when he and teammate Alan Didak found themselves in off-field strife. He admitted later that it shook his feeling of being invulnerable.

He responded in the best way possible by running third in the 2009 best and fairest and at the start of 2010 he joined the leadership group.

A fine year ended with a premiership for the Magpies and he provided a highlight of the Grand Final Replay when he desperately lunged to smother a Nick Riewoldt kick from the square.

In late 2011 he was suspended for eight games (with a further six suspended) in a football betting scandal, but he bounced back to continue as one of the foremost running half backs in the competition.

Unfortunately, a number of undisciplined acts in 2013 left him on the outer and he was placed on the trade market, being traded to Greater Western Sydney in exchange for Taylor Adams.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
2005-2013 173 37 18 63%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
2005 6 1 0 66 24 11 90 39

2005 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 17 St Kilda L 0 0 13 9 2 22 39 View match >
Round 18 Fremantle L 0 0 6 1 1 7 39 View match >
Round 19 North Melbourne L 0 0 5 3 0 8 39 View match >
Round 20 Carlton L 0 0 14 2 3 16 39 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide L 1 0 10 4 1 14 39 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 0 0 18 5 4 23 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2006 22 9 4 313 135 54 448 39

2006 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Hawthorn W 0 0 10 6 2 16 39 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 1 0 11 4 1 15 39 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 0 0 21 4 2 25 39 View match >
Round 5 Port Adelaide W 0 0 15 8 2 23 39 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 0 0 19 7 3 26 39 View match >
Round 7 West Coast L 0 0 17 12 3 29 39 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 2 0 16 6 2 22 39 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 0 1 22 5 4 27 39 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane W 0 1 20 6 2 26 39 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 0 11 7 0 18 39 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 0 13 7 3 20 39 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 0 0 8 7 2 15 39 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda L 1 0 16 4 2 20 39 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle L 0 0 12 7 2 19 39 View match >
Round 16 West Coast W 0 0 13 5 0 18 39 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 2 0 12 9 3 21 39 View match >
Round 18 Adelaide L 1 1 10 10 7 20 39 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 0 0 12 6 3 18 39 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 1 1 27 6 4 33 39 View match >
Round 21 Carlton W 1 0 7 3 4 10 39 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 0 0 9 4 2 13 39 View match >
Elimination Final Western Bulldogs L 0 0 12 2 1 14 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2007 25 2 4 361 126 69 487 39

2007 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 1 22 5 6 27 39 View match >
Round 2 West Coast L 0 0 21 6 5 27 39 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 0 0 15 3 3 18 39 View match >
Round 4 Port Adelaide L 0 0 13 6 4 19 39 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 0 23 9 2 32 39 View match >
Round 6 Adelaide W 0 0 20 6 0 26 39 View match >
Round 7 Carlton W 0 0 16 3 2 19 39 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs L 0 1 11 0 1 11 39 View match >
Round 9 Brisbane W 0 0 6 3 3 9 39 View match >
Round 10 Fremantle W 0 0 3 0 0 3 39 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 0 16 8 5 24 39 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 0 11 5 3 16 39 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn L 0 0 20 9 0 29 39 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 0 1 19 2 5 21 39 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 0 12 5 7 17 39 View match >
Round 16 Essendon W 0 0 10 3 2 13 39 View match >
Round 17 Brisbane L 1 0 15 12 1 27 39 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 1 0 11 5 3 16 39 View match >
Round 19 Richmond L 0 0 10 5 4 15 39 View match >
Round 20 Melbourne W 0 0 13 5 3 18 39 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 0 0 10 1 4 11 39 View match >
Round 22 Adelaide L 0 1 24 4 3 28 39 View match >
Elimination Final Sydney W 0 0 14 9 2 23 39 View match >
Semi Final West Coast W 0 0 8 5 0 13 39 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 0 0 18 7 1 25 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2008 18 6 5 247 119 33 366 39

2008 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fremantle W 0 0 19 7 0 26 39 View match >
Round 2 Brisbane L 0 1 15 6 1 21 39 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 0 0 23 10 2 33 39 View match >
Round 4 Carlton L 0 1 16 11 2 27 39 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne L 0 0 11 4 0 15 39 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 0 0 16 8 3 24 39 View match >
Round 7 Hawthorn L 1 0 19 15 3 34 39 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 0 9 2 0 11 39 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 1 2 17 6 6 23 39 View match >
Round 10 West Coast W 0 0 4 3 0 7 39 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 2 0 15 4 2 19 39 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 0 0 3 3 0 6 39 View match >
Round 13 Western Bulldogs L 0 0 21 10 5 31 39 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 1 13 6 1 19 39 View match >
Round 15 Adelaide W 0 0 15 9 4 24 39 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne L 0 0 10 1 0 11 39 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 0 0 6 4 1 10 39 View match >
Round 18 Hawthorn L 2 0 15 10 3 25 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2009 21 2 3 295 187 43 482 39

2009 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 0 11 6 0 17 39 View match >
Round 3 Geelong L 0 0 6 10 1 16 39 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 0 1 15 7 4 22 39 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 0 0 17 8 0 25 39 View match >
Round 9 West Coast W 1 0 12 11 2 23 39 View match >
Round 10 Port Adelaide W 0 0 16 9 1 25 39 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 0 0 21 9 2 30 39 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 0 20 6 0 26 39 View match >
Round 13 Fremantle W 0 1 11 7 2 18 39 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 0 0 8 5 2 13 39 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 15 7 4 22 39 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 0 0 16 16 4 32 39 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 0 0 19 9 3 28 39 View match >
Round 18 Brisbane W 0 0 12 7 3 19 39 View match >
Round 19 Adelaide W 0 0 17 11 0 28 39 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 1 0 13 8 1 21 39 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 0 0 8 7 2 15 39 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 0 1 18 16 0 34 39 View match >
Qualifying Final St Kilda L 0 0 11 10 6 21 39 View match >
Semi Final Adelaide W 0 0 16 13 3 29 39 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 0 0 13 5 3 18 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2010 23 5 3 345 144 53 489 39

2010 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 0 1 27 9 0 36 39 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 0 9 8 2 17 39 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 0 0 21 5 5 26 39 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 1 14 11 1 25 39 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 0 0 9 10 1 19 39 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 1 0 22 11 0 33 39 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle W 0 0 10 4 2 14 39 View match >
Round 9 Geelong L 0 0 17 8 2 25 39 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane L 0 0 10 4 1 14 39 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 12 4 2 16 39 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne D 0 0 10 2 2 12 39 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 0 19 7 2 26 39 View match >
Round 14 West Coast W 0 0 18 7 1 25 39 View match >
Round 15 Port Adelaide W 0 0 12 8 3 20 39 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 2 0 10 7 4 17 39 View match >
Round 19 Geelong W 0 0 16 6 4 22 39 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 1 0 11 6 4 17 39 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide W 0 1 9 5 5 14 39 View match >
Round 22 Hawthorn L 1 0 15 4 0 19 39 View match >
Qualifying Final Western Bulldogs W 0 0 15 5 3 20 39 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 0 0 19 1 3 20 39 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda D 0 0 21 3 5 24 39 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda W 0 0 19 9 1 28 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2011 17 2 2 282 95 60 377 39

2011 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Port Adelaide W 0 0 14 4 3 18 39 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne W 0 0 13 2 2 15 39 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 0 0 22 5 1 27 39 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 0 0 15 5 6 20 39 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 0 22 6 2 28 39 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 25 6 3 31 39 View match >
Round 8 Geelong L 0 0 19 8 8 27 39 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 1 0 10 6 0 16 39 View match >
Round 10 West Coast W 0 0 19 3 5 22 39 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 0 0 19 5 5 24 39 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne W 0 1 7 8 5 15 39 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 0 13 5 1 18 39 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 0 13 7 4 20 39 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 1 0 18 7 6 25 39 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast W 0 1 24 6 3 30 39 View match >
Preliminary Final Hawthorn W 0 0 15 4 2 19 39 View match >
Grand Final Geelong L 0 0 14 8 4 22 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2012 21 9 2 318 105 58 423 39

2012 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn L 1 0 13 3 1 16 39 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 0 0 13 1 3 14 39 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 1 0 19 3 2 22 39 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 2 0 16 6 8 22 39 View match >
Round 7 Brisbane W 1 0 23 5 1 28 39 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 0 0 22 8 2 30 39 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 1 1 15 7 0 22 39 View match >
Round 13 West Coast W 0 0 15 6 3 21 39 View match >
Round 14 Fremantle W 0 0 13 2 3 15 39 View match >
Round 15 Carlton L 0 1 12 7 2 19 39 View match >
Round 16 Geelong W 0 0 22 7 1 29 39 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn L 0 0 15 7 5 22 39 View match >
Round 18 GWS Giants W 1 0 15 8 2 23 39 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda W 0 0 13 2 3 15 39 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 0 0 16 2 3 18 39 View match >
Round 21 North Melbourne L 0 0 15 4 3 19 39 View match >
Round 22 West Coast L 0 0 18 0 3 18 39 View match >
Round 23 Essendon W 1 0 8 9 2 17 39 View match >
Qualifying Final Hawthorn L 1 0 9 6 5 15 39 View match >
Semi Final West Coast W 0 0 13 7 4 20 39 View match >
Preliminary Final Sydney L 0 0 13 5 2 18 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2013 20 1 6 278 113 60 391 39

2013 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Carlton W 1 3 20 5 2 25 39 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn L 0 1 7 6 5 13 39 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 0 0 11 4 4 15 39 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 0 0 20 4 2 24 39 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 0 1 19 3 5 22 39 View match >
Round 7 Fremantle L 0 0 18 5 2 23 39 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane W 0 0 11 12 0 23 39 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 0 0 18 6 4 24 39 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 15 7 3 22 39 View match >
Round 14 Port Adelaide L 0 0 10 2 4 12 39 View match >
Round 15 Carlton W 0 0 21 3 4 24 39 View match >
Round 16 Adelaide W 0 0 17 6 2 23 39 View match >
Round 17 Gold Coast Suns L 0 0 14 4 1 18 39 View match >
Round 18 GWS Giants W 0 1 19 8 1 27 39 View match >
Round 19 Essendon W 0 0 16 2 8 18 39 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 0 0 8 7 0 15 39 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn L 0 0 6 3 4 9 39 View match >
Round 22 West Coast W 0 0 13 13 4 26 39 View match >
Round 23 North Melbourne L 0 0 8 9 2 17 39 View match >
Elimination Final Port Adelaide L 0 0 7 4 3 11 39 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 173 37 29 2505 1048 441 3553
Avg/Game   0.21 0.17 14.48 6.06 2.55 20.54
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

1055

Draft
2003 National AFL Draft by Collingwood
Total AFL Games
173
Total AFL Goals
37
CFC Debut
Round 17, 2005
CFC Last Game
Elimination Final, 2013
Recruited From
Northern U18
Full Name
Heath Shaw

Awards

  • Michael Tuck Medal
    2011
  • Anzac Day medal
    2007
  • Leading Desire Indicators (Gavin Brown Award)
    2006
  • Best Finals Player (Bob Rose Award)
    2009
  • Third Best and Fairest (J.J. Joyce Trophy)
    2009
  • Premiership
    2010
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