Shane Savage

Shane Savage (born 5 January 1991) is an Australian rules footballer, currently playing with the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Shane Savage
Shane Savage 2018.2.jpg
Savage playing for St Kilda in April 2018
Personal information
Full name Shane Savage
Date of birth (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth New Zealand[1]
Original team(s) Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 75, 2008 National Draft, Hawthorn
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club St Kilda
Number 5
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2013 Hawthorn 056 (37)
2014– St Kilda 0107 (25)
Total 163 (62)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Early lifeEdit

Born in New Zealand, Savage moved to Australia as a boy.[1] His father is Māori and his mother is European New Zealander.[2]

Playing careerEdit

Hawthorn (2009–2013)Edit

He was drafted by Hawthorn from the Dandenong Stingrays with the 75th selection (5th round) in the 2008 AFL Draft.[3] Savage plays as a medium-sized midfielder and wore the number 21 guernsey at Hawthorn.

Savage made his debut against Adelaide on the MCG on 14 August 2009.[4] Savage had 4 kicks and 3 handpasses, he also kicked a point.

Savage was nominated for the 2011 AFL Rising Star after Hawthorn's round 8 game against St Kilda. Savage had 26 disposals, 14 marks and kicked 2 goals in Hawthorn's 30 point win.[5]

In the 2013 trade period, Savage was traded to St Kilda with Pick 17 for ruckman Ben McEvoy.[6]

St Kilda (2014–present)Edit

Savage made his debut for St Kilda in round 1 of 2014 against Melbourne.

Personal lifeEdit

In January 2015, Shane's partner Sarah gave birth to their first child, a son.[7]


  1. ^ a b Niall, Jake (13 March 2009). "Forget Irish, clubs turn to Kiwis". The Age. Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  2. ^ 'Proud Kiwi' looks forward to homecoming
  3. ^ "Draft Bargains: #8 Shane Savage". 17 November 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  4. ^ Hawthorn ready to mix forward line
  5. ^ Holmesby, Luke. "Savage show". Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  6. ^ Gleeson, Michael; Quayle (10 October 2013). "Hawks secure big man Ben McEvoy from St Kilda". The Age. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  7. ^ New Year Brings Bundle of Joy for Defender

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