Shane Parker (footballer)

Shane Parker (born 18 February 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Fremantle Football Club. He made his debut in 1995, Fremantle's inaugural year in the Australian Football League.

Shane Parker
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-02-18) 18 February 1973
Original team(s) Subiaco Football Club, WAFL
Debut Round 3, 1995, Fremantle
vs. Fitzroy, at Whitten Oval
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–2007 Fremantle 238 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
Career highlights
  • Fremantle best and fairest: 2nd 1997 & 2005; 3rd 2002
  • WA State of Origin team: 2002, 2004 & 2006
  • Fremantle vice-captain: 2002
  • Fremantle Life Member: 2003
  • Fremantle 25 since ‘95 Team
Sources: AFL Tables,

In 2005, Parker became the first person to play 200 games for the club and celebrated the match by kicking the 10th goal in his career, his first goal in almost 4 seasons. He was known for his reliability in defence and his reclusive nature.[1]

On 24 August 2007 after 238 games, Parker announced his retirement from AFL football (along with fellow player Troy Cook). Parker was the Dockers longest serving player for Fremantle until recently when Matthew Pavlich broke his games record.[2][3]

Parker attended St Stephen's School, Perth and is a devout Christian. In 2005 he was allegedly religiously vilified by Fraser Gehrig.[4]


  1. Mitchell, Glenn (17 July 2005). "Shane Parker celebrates 200 games with a tenth career goal". ABC. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. Black, Keith (24 August 2007). "Parker announces retirement". Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2007.
  3. Phillips, Max (9 April 2011). "Win special for record-setting Pavlich". Australian Football League. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  4. Rielly, Stephen; Ryan, Melissa; Hinds, Richard (23 August 2005). "Gehrig probed over 'bible-bashing' slur". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 March 2018.

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