Shane Zantuck

Image DOB: 20 May 1955

MFC Debut: Round 3, 1981 against Footscray at Western Oval
Last Game: Round 22, 1986 against Carlton at Princes Park

From: Jacana/North Melbourne/South Melbourne

Number: 32 (1981-1986)

Life Member - 1991

Games: 88 (149 total)
Goals: 13 (52 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Nickname "Zebra", Zantuck played five games for North Melbourne from 1974, before moving to South Melbourne where he played a further 56 in four years.

Zantuck joined Melbourne in 1981 but was hampered by hamstring injuries early in his career with the Demons, and was restricted to seven games in his first season. He became a regular in 1982 with 16 games, and only missed one match in 1983. In 1984 he dropped back to 14 games, and was involved in a fiery bust-up with coach Ron Barassi at 3/4 time of Round 14, 1984. It was later revealed that the incident had started after he had looked directly at Barassi while the coach was berating his team for not looking at him.

Zantuck was a regular again in 1985 before drifting out of the side in 1986 and retiring after playing just nine games. In 1987 he stayed at the club and served as a specialist coach. He is one of the few VFL/AFL players to have appeared in over 100 senior and Reserves games during his career.

In 1990 he returned as Chairman of Selectors, and served on the match committee, serving until the end of 1991. His son Ty played AFL football for Richmond and Essendon.

Coached St Bernards in 1996.

1981 720
1982 1600
1983 2130
1984 1410
1985 2140
1986 930
Tribunal Record
Round 13, 1982 Striking 2 matches
Round 15, 1986 Reserves Striking?
Round 15, 1986 Reserves Striking?

Family at other clubs
Life Members
North Melbourne
South Melbourne


Age - 24/12/1989
Age - 22/12/1991
Amateur Footballer - Week 6, 1996

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