David Pittman

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David Pittman
Personal information
Full name David Pittman
Date of birth (1969-02-23) 23 February 1969 (age 46)
Original team Norwood (SANFL)
Height/Weight 202 cm (6 ft 8 in) / 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman / Centre Half-Back
Club information
Current club Retired
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992-99 Adelaide 131 (34)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1999 season.
Career highlights

David Pittman (born 23 February 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Norwood, Pittman was drafted by Essendon in the 1989 VFL Draft but played no games for them. He was traded to Adelaide in 1991 and made his AFL debut with Adelaide in 1992, playing as a ruckman.

Pittman is sometimes remembered for an incident early in the 1997 AFL season where Adelaide coach Malcolm Blight labelled his effort "pathetic" after a game at Waverley Park in Melbourne. The 1997 season turned out to be one of Pittman's most successful as he moved between centre half-back and the ruck playing an important part in the Crows' premiership side that year.[1]

Pittman also played in the 1998 AFL Grand Final, winning his second premiership. At the end of 1999, Pittman retired having played 131 games for 34 goals and 5 games for South Australia.[1]


  1. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 581. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.