David Pittman

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David Pittman
Personal information
Full name David Pittman
Date of birth (1969-02-23) 23 February 1969 (age 48)
Original team(s) Norwood (SANFL)
Height / weight 202 cm (6 ft 8 in) / 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman / Centre Half-Back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–99 Adelaide 131 (34)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

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]

Statistics[edit]

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
1992 Adelaide 15 1 0 0 1 3 4 1 0 13 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 13.0
1993 Adelaide 15 17 1 1 51 95 146 43 17 130 0.1 0.1 3.0 5.6 8.6 2.5 1.0 7.6
1994 Adelaide 15 20 1 2 78 85 163 61 12 69 0.1 0.1 3.9 4.3 8.2 3.1 0.6 3.5
1995 Adelaide 15 18 9 2 117 116 233 59 20 307 0.5 0.1 6.5 6.4 12.9 3.3 1.1 17.1
1996 Adelaide 15 19 8 8 119 132 251 83 10 338 0.4 0.4 6.3 6.9 13.2 4.4 0.5 17.8
1997 Adelaide 15 23 4 7 149 89 238 65 13 317 0.2 0.3 6.5 3.9 10.3 2.8 0.6 13.8
1998 Adelaide 15 18 5 4 75 59 134 36 10 229 0.3 0.2 4.2 3.3 7.4 2.0 0.6 12.7
1999 Adelaide 15 15 6 4 90 56 146 45 3 262 0.4 0.3 6.0 3.7 9.7 3.0 0.2 17.5
Career 131 34 28 680 635 1315 393 85 1665 0.3 0.2 5.2 4.8 10.0 3.0 0.6 12.7

References[edit]

  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.
  2. ^ "David Pittman". AFL Tables.