Drew Banfield

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Drew Banfield
Drew Banfield.jpg
Banfield with West Coast in September 2006
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-02-27) 27 February 1974 (age 45)
Original team(s) Subiaco (WAFL)
Debut Round 16, 1993, West Coast
vs. Essendon, at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993–2006 West Coast 265 (76)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Drew Banfield (born 27 February 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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.

He won the Eagles' Club Champion Award in 1996, as well as playing in the Eagles' 1994 premiership side.

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.[citation needed]

Statistics[edit]

[1]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1993 West Coast 31 7 2 2 57 19 76 14 9 0.3 0.3 8.1 2.7 10.9 2.0 1.3
1994 West Coast 6 24 7 4 192 116 308 39 46 0.3 0.2 8.0 4.8 12.8 1.6 1.9
1995 West Coast 6 23 6 7 180 179 359 53 48 0.3 0.3 7.8 7.8 15.6 2.3 2.1
1996 West Coast 6 24 9 3 240 220 460 72 48 0.4 0.1 10.0 9.2 19.2 3.0 2.0
1997 West Coast 6 21 14 8 229 176 405 70 53 0.7 0.4 10.9 8.4 19.3 3.3 2.5
1998 West Coast 6 22 11 4 217 148 365 60 51 0.5 0.2 9.9 6.7 16.6 2.7 2.3
1999 West Coast 6 24 6 8 259 173 432 59 18 0.3 0.3 10.8 7.2 18.0 2.5 0.8
2000 West Coast 6 17 6 3 162 138 300 44 40 0.4 0.2 9.5 8.1 17.6 2.6 2.4
2001 West Coast 6 9 4 1 76 69 145 24 23 0.4 0.1 8.4 7.7 16.1 2.7 2.6
2002 West Coast 6 22 1 2 168 123 291 55 56 0.0 0.1 7.6 5.6 13.2 2.5 2.5
2003 West Coast 6 22 3 4 145 142 287 54 38 0.1 0.2 6.6 6.5 13.0 2.5 1.7
2004 West Coast 6 11 2 0 110 56 166 42 21 0.2 0.0 10.0 5.1 15.1 3.8 1.9
2005 West Coast 6 25 3 2 197 145 342 90 46 0.1 0.1 7.9 5.8 13.7 3.6 1.8
2006 West Coast 6 14 2 0 106 88 194 53 27 0.1 0.0 7.6 6.3 13.9 3.8 1.9
Career 265 76 48 2338 1792 4130 729 524 0.3 0.2 8.8 6.8 15.6 2.8 2.0

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