Anthony Stevens

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Anthony Stevens
Personal information
Nickname(s) Stevo[1]
Date of birth (1971-07-02) 2 July 1971 (age 45)
Original team(s) Waaia
Height / weight 178 cm / 81 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1989–2004 North Melbourne 292 (127)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.
Career highlights
  • 2x North Melbourne Premiership Player: (1996, 1999)
  • All-Australian Team : (1998)
  • Victorian State of Origin Player: (1998)
  • 2x North Melbourne Best and Fairest: (1997, 1999)
  • Named in the North Melbourne Team of the Century (Ruck Rover)

Anthony Stevens (born 2 July 1971) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Kangaroos. He was named as ruck rover in the club's official 'Team of the Century'.

Stevens was a member of North Melbourne premiership sides in 1996 and 1999. In 1998 he was an All Australian and in the same year he represented Victoria at State of Origin football. He was a Best and Fairest winner for his club twice, in 1997 and 1999.

Stevens lost two litres of blood and had two operations after injuries caused when falling glass hit Stevens outside the Redback Brewery Hotel in North Melbourne on 11 March 2000. Stevens suffered a 20-centimetre gash from the corner of his mouth along his right cheek and down the side of his mouth.[2]

In 2002 he was involved in a much publicised controversy involving Wayne Carey after it was revealed that Carey had been having an extramarital affair with his wife Kelli Stevens.[3] The condemnation from Anthony Stevens and his teammates caused Carey to resign from the North Melbourne Football Club. He retired at the end of the 2004 season.

He and former Kangaroos teammate Glenn Archer got together to play one match for the Caulfield Grammarians Football Club.[4]

After he retired from the AFL Stevens accepted and ambassadorship with the VCFL. He played with Benalla in the Goulburn Valley Football League for a number of years.

Statistics[edit]

[5]
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)
1989 North Melbourne 58 4 0 3 41 20 61 8 11 0.0 0.8 10.3 5.0 15.3 2.0 2.8
1990 North Melbourne 46 13 4 6 149 51 200 30 31 0.3 0.5 11.5 3.9 15.4 2.3 2.4
1991 North Melbourne 10 12 2 2 135 58 193 19 11 0.2 0.2 11.3 4.8 16.1 1.6 0.9
1992 North Melbourne 10 13 11 10 149 71 220 26 39 0.8 0.8 11.5 5.5 16.9 2.0 3.0
1993 North Melbourne 10 21 9 11 330 118 448 36 66 0.4 0.5 15.7 5.6 21.3 1.7 3.1
1994 North Melbourne 10 24 8 11 341 191 532 64 57 0.3 0.5 14.2 8.0 22.2 2.7 2.4
1995 North Melbourne 10 20 14 8 304 137 441 65 49 0.7 0.4 15.2 6.9 22.1 3.3 2.5
1996 North Melbourne 10 24 19 15 385 156 541 86 59 0.8 0.6 16.0 6.5 22.5 3.6 2.5
1997 North Melbourne 10 25 10 7 453 129 582 94 66 0.4 0.3 18.1 5.2 23.3 3.8 2.6
1998 North Melbourne 10 25 8 6 442 101 543 90 74 0.3 0.2 17.7 4.0 21.7 3.6 3.0
1999 Kangaroos 10 25 12 7 429 117 546 98 72 0.5 0.3 17.2 4.7 21.8 3.9 2.9
2000 Kangaroos 10 12 4 4 145 63 208 50 32 0.3 0.3 12.1 5.3 17.3 4.2 2.7
2001 Kangaroos 10 15 1 5 238 104 342 68 71 0.1 0.3 15.9 6.9 22.8 4.5 4.7
2002 Kangaroos 10 19 10 6 276 99 375 85 65 0.5 0.3 14.5 5.2 19.7 4.5 3.4
2003 Kangaroos 10 20 10 8 275 155 430 92 63 0.5 0.4 13.8 7.8 21.5 4.6 3.2
2004 Kangaroos 10 20 5 3 262 109 371 86 52 0.3 0.2 13.1 5.5 18.6 4.3 2.6
Career 292 127 112 4354 1679 6033 997 818 0.4 0.4 14.9 5.8 20.7 3.4 2.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wayne Carey: How the affair began". News.com.au. News Corporation. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Peter (1 October 2003). "Stevens sues over injury". 
  3. ^ McFarlane, Glenn (14 September 2015). "Anthony Stevens breaks silence over Wayne Carey's affair with ex-wife Kelli". Sunday Herald Sun. 
  4. ^ Sheridan, Nick (1 June 2008). "Retired champions boost amateur ranks". The Age. 
  5. ^ Anthony Stevens' player profile at AFL Tables

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