Matthew Banks (footballer)

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Matthew Banks
Personal information
Full name Matthew Banks
Date of birth (1976-07-20) 20 July 1976 (age 40)
Original team(s) Ringwood / Eastern Ranges[1]
Height / weight 199 cm / 103 kg
Position(s) Fullback
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–1998 Essendon 3 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Matthew Banks (born 20 July 1976) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Banks was initially drafted in 1995 but soon lost his place on the senior list, before returning to the list after a strong season in the reserves.[2]

He has the distinction of playing in two Anzac Day clashes, despite playing only three senior games for Essendon.[3] He made his league debut in the 1997 Anzac Day fixture and played on Collingwood full-forward Saverio Rocca. Two weeks later he was again the Essendon full-back, chosen to play on Adelaide star Tony Modra. His first and final league games was another Anzac Day match in 1998 when he injured his shoulder.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ "Banks, Matthew". Essendon Football Club official website. 
  3. ^ AFL Tables: Matthew Banks
  4. ^ Herald Sun,"When Matthew Banks gave way to mighty Magpie Sav Rocca", 23 April 2011, Mark Stevens

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