Matthew Kluzek

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Matthew Kluzek
Personal information
Full name Matthew Kluzek
Date of birth (1973-04-03) 3 April 1973 (age 45)
Original team(s) Woodville-West Torrens[1]
Draft 31st, 1994 Pre-Season Draft
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1994–1996 Adelaide 24 (15)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1996.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Matthew Kluzek (born 3 April 1973) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played with the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Kluzek came to the Adelaide Football Club from the 1994 Pre-Season Draft, having previously been drafted by Melbourne. He was used a small forward and earned a nomination for the 1994 AFL Rising Star award after kicking five goals in Adelaide's round 17 win over the West Coast Eagles at Football Park. Kluzek played 13 games in the 1995 AFL season but appeared just four times in 1996.[2]

A premiership player with Woodville-West Torrens, Kluzek made a total of 185 SANFL appearances.[3] His brother Chris also played for the club and was the 2000 Ken Farmer Medalist.

Kluzek coached Scotch Old Collegians in the South Australian Amateur Football League from 2002 to 2004 and returned to the club as coach for the 2011 season.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Matthew Kluzek
  3. ^ "Past Players H-O (1–99 games)". afc.com.au. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012.