David King (Australian rules footballer)

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This article is about the former Kangaroos player. For the former Collingwood player, see David D. King. For the New England Patriots player, see David King (football player).
David King
Personal information
Full name David King
Date of birth (1972-03-07) 7 March 1972 (age 43)
Original team Port Melbourne
Draft 46th overall, 1993 AFL Draft
Height/Weight 183 cm / 94 kg
Position(s) Midfielder/Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1994–2004 North Melbourne 241 (145)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1997-1999 Victoria ? (?)
International team honours
2000–2001 Australia ? (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2004 season.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2001.
Career highlights

David King (born 7 March 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He debuted for the Kangaroos in 1994 after being recruited from Port Melbourne Football Club at the age of 22. He went on to play 241 games and kicked 145 goals, winning premierships in 1996 and 1999.

He represented Victoria in State of Origin on more than one occasion, including in 1998. He is notable for holding a VFL/AFL record by playing in Preliminary Finals for seven consecutive years from his debut year in 1994 to 2000.

He was twice an AFL All-Australian and retired at the end of the 2004 season. He then joined the Richmond Football Club as an assistant coach in 2005.[1]

He is currently a commentator for Fox Footy and SEN 1116. He won the Most Outstanding Television Special Comments award at the 2012 AFL Media Awards.[2]

On February 19, 2015, Australian media reported that King was being investigated by police about successful bets he made predicting the winner of the 2014 AFL Rising Star award. [3]

Statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1994 North Melbourne 34 19 4 11 154 66 220 21 21 0.2 0.6 8.1 3.5 11.6 1.1 1.1
1995 North Melbourne 34 22 8 5 228 90 318 42 21 0.4 0.2 10.4 4.1 14.5 1.9 1.0
1996 North Melbourne 34 25 5 2 280 115 395 79 31 0.2 0.1 11.2 4.6 15.8 3.2 1.2
1997 North Melbourne 34 23 8 5 348 73 421 67 23 0.3 0.2 15.1 3.2 18.3 2.9 1.0
1998 North Melbourne 34 22 10 12 322 86 408 54 28 0.5 0.5 14.6 3.9 18.5 2.5 1.3
1999 Kangaroos 34 21 8 8 286 74 360 64 21 0.4 0.4 13.6 3.5 17.1 3.0 1.0
2000 Kangaroos 34 25 27 11 399 105 504 92 50 1.1 0.4 16.0 4.2 20.2 3.7 2.0
2001 Kangaroos 34 19 19 11 291 99 390 64 28 1.0 0.6 15.3 5.2 20.5 3.4 1.5
2002 Kangaroos 34 22 22 23 308 87 395 70 34 1.0 1.0 14.0 4.0 18.0 3.2 1.5
2003 Kangaroos 34 21 26 27 286 51 337 99 44 1.2 1.3 13.6 2.4 16.0 4.7 2.1
2004 Kangaroos 34 22 8 9 271 65 336 94 37 0.4 0.4 12.3 3.0 15.3 4.3 1.7
Career 241 145 124 3173 911 4084 746 338 0.6 0.5 13.2 3.8 16.9 3.1 1.4

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