Mark Stevens (footballer)

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Mark Stevens
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-10-25) 25 October 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Victoria, Australia
Original team(s) Gippsland Power (TAC Cup) / Heyfield
Debut Round 10, 2 June 1995, North Melbourne
v. Essendon, at the MCG
Height/Weight 194cm / 88kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–1997
1998–2005
Total
North Melbourne
Adelaide
021 0(20)
101 (103)
122 (123)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
Career highlights

Mark Stevens (born 25 October 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

Stevens debuted at the North Melbourne Football Club in 1995 and his preferred position was centre half-forward. Stevens struggled with the pace of AFL football in his early years at the Kangaroos. That, combined with the fact that the Kangaroos had Wayne Carey, arguably one of the finest players of all time, at centre half-forward, meant that Stevens struggled to cement a place in the side. He was traded to the Adelaide Football Club at the end of 1997 (for Jason McCartney).

Steven's first year at the Crows saw him play in a Premiership side, defeating his former team mates at North Melbourne at the MCG. Over his career with Adelaide, Stevens improved and became a damaging player, consistently taking strong marks on the half-forward line for the Crows. His career came to an end early in the 2005 season, when injury finally took its toll on Stevens, forcing his retirement.

Stevens continued playing in North Gippsland (Vic) before joining South Yarra FC (Southern Football League) in 2010.

Playing Statistics[edit]

[1]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Stevens won an AFL Premiership
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1995 North Melbourne 36 8 12 4 33 14 47 13 3 1.5 0.5 4.1 1.8 5.9 1.6 0.4
1996 North Melbourne 36 8 7 5 32 26 58 17 5 0.9 0.6 4.0 3.3 7.3 2.1 0.6
1997 North Melbourne 36 5 1 1 24 4 28 7 3 0.2 0.2 4.8 0.8 5.6 1.4 0.6
1998 Adelaide 19 20 8 12 139 69 208 51 27 0.4 0.6 7.0 3.5 10.4 2.6 1.4
1999 Adelaide 19 21 11 12 169 96 265 70 23 0.5 0.6 8.0 4.6 12.6 3.3 1.1
2000 Adelaide 19 2 0 1 7 4 11 3 0 0.0 0.5 3.5 2.0 5.5 1.5 0.0
2001 Adelaide 19 22 21 8 183 143 326 118 37 1.0 0.4 8.3 6.5 14.8 5.4 1.7
2002 Adelaide 19 23 38 29 204 125 329 106 42 1.7 1.3 8.9 5.4 14.3 4.6 1.8
2003 Adelaide 19 8 17 6 51 34 85 29 9 2.1 0.8 6.4 4.3 10.6 3.6 1.1
2004 Adelaide 19 3 8 4 23 7 30 11 7 2.7 1.3 7.7 2.3 10.0 3.7 2.3
2005 Adelaide 19 2 0 1 5 1 6 3 0 0.0 0.5 2.5 0.5 3.0 1.5 0.0
Career 122 123 83 870 523 1393 428 156 1.0 0.7 7.1 4.3 11.4 3.5 1.3

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