Matthew Banks (footballer)
|Full name||Matthew Banks|
|Date of birth||20 July 1976|
|Original team(s)||Ringwood / Eastern Ranges|
|Height / weight||199 cm / 103 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1998.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
He has the distinction of playing in two Anzac Day clashes, despite playing only three senior games for Essendon. 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.