Michael Christian

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Michael Christian
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-08-21) 21 August 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Australia
Debut Round 1, 1987, Collingwood
vs. Sydney Swans, at Victoria Park
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1981–1986 East Perth (WAFL) 082
1987–1995 Collingwood (VFL/AFL) 131 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Michael Christian (born 21 August 1964) is a former Australian rules footballer and media personality from Busselton, Western Australia.

Christian played 82 games for East Perth in the WAFL from 1981 to 1986 and then crossed to Collingwood in the VFL/AFL to play out his football career. Christian would play center half-back for the majority of his career, but was used sparingly as a forward. Christian would be part of the 1990 premiership side and represented Western Australia on 3 occasions.

After retiring, Christian became a football commentator, and has commentated on radio for Triple M and Geelong station K-Rock (3GL) and currently commentates for 3AW. He commentated football matches for Network Ten, as well as hosting the breakfast program, Prime Time Sports Interactive on Sport 927 with Angela Pippos and has hosted AFL post-game analysis show The Fifth Quarter with Andrew Maher since 2004. He also hosted a wrap show, The Final Siren in 2011.[1]

Christian has also commentated on weightlifting events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

He hosted The Fifth Quarter (post-match show following Saturday Night AFL) between 2004 and 2007 (alongside Andrew Maher) & in 2008 and 2010 alongside rotating expert commentators Michael Voss, Malcolm Blight or Luke Darcy.

In 2017, Christian was appointed the AFL's sole adjudicator for the match review panel, under the reformed procedures by the AFL.


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