|Date of birth||8 November 1971|
|Original team(s)||St Olivers & St. Joseph's CBC North Melbourne|
|Debut||23 May 1992, Essendon
vs. Carlton, at Princes Park
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Steven Alessio (born 8 November 1971), is a former Australian rules footballer with the Essendon Football Club. He played 184 games for Essendon between 1992 and 2003. Of Italian descent and named in the VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century in 2007. Alessio was named as the starting ruckman for Essendon's 'Best of the AFL era' (post-1990) team, named in 2015.
He was reportedly recruited after walking into the clubhouse and asking for a trial, instead of being selected through the player draft. He was given the number 27 guernsey (which had been made famous by Essendon's champion ruckman Simon Madden and has been given to ruckmen ever since). He played in their 2000 premiership team. At the end of 2002, Alessio was delisted and then re-drafted by Essendon, and accepted only match fees during his final season in 2003. Alessio retired at the end of the 2003 season after 184 games.
After retiring from football he has worked for the Essendon Football Club in a variety of roles, including football operations manager, ruck coach and corporate relationships manager.
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- Anderson, Jon (19 November 2015). "Essendon flag stars dominate Bombers' best 22 of AFL era". Herald Sun. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
- Jim Main, Aussie Rules: For Dummies (2nd edition, 2008) p 15
- Carlton Football Club, Selection 18 - Matthew Watson, 18 November 2010, Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- "Steven Alessio". AFL Tables.
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