Darren Pfeiffer

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Darren Pfeiffer
Personal information
Full name Darren Pfeiffer
Date of birth (1987-09-28) 28 September 1987 (age 27)
Original team(s) Norwood
Height/Weight 183cm / 81kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008
2012-2013
Total
Carlton
Port Adelaide
07 (4)
16 (2)
23 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2012 season.

Darren Pfeiffer (born 28 September 1987) is an Australian rules footballer who played for the Carlton Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Pfeiffer played early football for Norwood in the SANFL under 19s,[1] before being drafted by the Adelaide Football Club in the 2005 AFL National Draft with its first round selection (No. 17 overall). After suffering injury setbacks and, by his own admission, a lack of application,[2] he was delisted at the end of 2007 without playing a senior game.

Pfeiffer nominated in the 2008 Pre-Season Draft, and was selected by the Carlton Football Club with its selection (No. 2 overall), and made his AFL debut in the second round of the 2008 season. Pfeiffer was a late inclusion into the Carlton team for Round 9 against Fremantle at Telstra Dome. It was Pfeiffer's goal in the dying minutes that sealed a come from behind victory for Carlton. He was moved to the rookie list in 2009 (being delisted then redrafted with the No. 51 overall pick in the 2009 Rookie Draft), but experienced an injury interrupted 2009 season. He underwent a shoulder reconstruction earlier in the year and registering only his first senior game for Carlton's VFL-affiliate, the Northern Bullants, in Round 17 before going on to be a member of their losing Grand Final side. He could not gain selection for Carlton during 2009 and was delisted again at the end of the season, requiring a second shoulder operation.[3]

Pfeiffer moved to Queensland in 2010, spending a one-season stint at Southport in the QAFL, where he finished second in the Grogan Medal.[4] He returned to his former SANFL team, Norwood, in 2011,[1] and was recruited to the AFL's Port Adelaide as a rookie for the 2012 season. Pfeiffer played sixteen games for Port Adelaide in 2012, but further injuries hampered his 2013 season, and he was delisted at the end of the year, having undergone a total of four shoulder reconstructions in his AFL career.[5] He won an SANFL premiership with Norwood in 2013, where he still played while on reserve for Port Adelaide.[6]

In 2014, Pfeiffer moved back to Queensland to study at university,[5] and signed with the Redland Football Club in the North East Australian Football League.[6] In October 2014, Pfeiffer accepted a one-year contract for season 2015 as Senior Coach of the University of Queensland Australian Football Club QAFL side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ross, Mark (20 Dec 2010). "Welcome home Darren Pfeiffer". Norwood Football Club. Retrieved 23 Jun 2011. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Bruce (12 December 2007). "Take two for Pfeiffer". Herald Sun. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Latest News". Queensland Footy. Retrieved 23 Jun 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Jesper Fjeldstaddate=2 November 2013. "Darren Pfeiffer: It's lonely on the fringe of the AFL". Sunday Mail (Adelaide, SA). Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Wrigley heads list of Bombers signings". North East Australian Football League. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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