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 42)
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]


  1. ^ Ryan, Melissa (14 November 2004). "King is called upon for a mission to bring Tigers back to life". 
  2. ^ "AFL Media Award Winners". 19 September 2012. 

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