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Banfield with West Coast in September 2006
|Date of birth||27 February 1974|
|Original team(s)||Subiaco (WAFL)|
Round 16, 1993, West Coast|
vs. Essendon, at Melbourne Cricket Ground
|Height||184 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb)|
|1993–2006||West Coast||265 (76)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Selected as the number 1 pick in the 1992 AFL Draft, Banfield was recruited to West Coast, where he became one of their best clubmen and hardest-working defenders and utility players.
In 2006, Banfield was struggling for selection and fought his way into the side in round 9, but remained on the fringes of selection throughout the season. He missed out on the semi-final against the Bulldogs but was recalled for the preliminary final against Adelaide, and retained for the Grand Final against Sydney due to his experience. It was his second AFL premiership, twelve years after his first, and made him the only player to appear in both West Coast's 1994 and 2006 premiership teams. On Friday 6 October 2006, Banfield announced his retirement from AFL football at the West Coast Eagles Club Champion awards, having played 265 games.
Drew is married to Amber Lee-Steere and has four children, three sons, Bailey, Charlie and Harper and a daughter Willow.
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- Drew Banfield's playing statistics from AFL Tables