Kenneth "Ken" Sheldon (born 31 December 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. He is the father of the Brisbane Lions' player Sam Sheldon.
1 Carlton career,
2 St Kilda career,
3 Coaching career,
Recruited from Mitiamo, Sheldon, a rover, debuted with the Carlton Football Club in 1977. He wore the Number 5 guernsey. In 1979 he kicked 53 goals and leading Carlton's goalkicking for the year. In the 1979 Grand Final, he is best remembered for receiving the ball from the sliding Wayne Harmes and kicking the winning goal to give the Blues a premiership win over Collingwood.
Sheldon was also a part of the Blues' 1981 and 1982 premiership sides.
St Kilda career:
In 1987, Sheldon moved to the St Kilda Football Club after 132 games and 170 goals with Carlton. He went on to play 53 games for 24 goals with the Saints until the end of the 1989 season.
Remaining at St Kilda, Sheldon became their coach from 1990. The 1991 season saw him lead the Saints to their first AFL Finals Series since 1973 and he was credited with turning the fortunes of the club which again made the finals in 1992. He was not reappointed after the 1993 season, with the post being taken over by Stan Alves. Sheldon was the St Kilda Football Club's football operations manager from the end of the 2006 season through to the end of the 2007 season.