Steven Alessio

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Steven Alessio
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-11-08) 8 November 1971 (age 45)
Original team(s) St Olivers & St. Joseph's CBC North Melbourne
Debut 23 May 1992, Essendon
vs. Carlton, at Princes Park
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–2003 Essendon 184 (193)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
Career highlights
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.[1]

He was reportedly recruited after walking into the clubhouse and asking for a trial, instead of being selected through the player draft.[2] 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.

Alessio is the uncle of Carlton's 2010 first round draftee, Matthew Watson.[3]

Playing statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
1992 Essendon 44 5 2 1 27 29 56 17 8 42 0.4 0.2 5.4 5.8 11.2 3.4 1.6 8.4
1993 Essendon 27 12 8 8 73 49 122 42 12 104 0.7 0.7 6.1 4.1 10.2 3.5 1.0 8.7
1994 Essendon 27 18 16 7 116 107 223 66 16 161 0.9 0.4 6.4 5.9 12.4 3.7 0.9 8.9
1995 Essendon 27 16 28 12 137 73 210 91 14 85 1.8 0.8 8.6 4.6 13.1 5.7 0.9 5.3
1996 Essendon 27 18 22 14 108 83 191 71 21 121 1.2 0.8 6.0 4.6 10.6 3.9 1.2 6.7
1997 Essendon 27 9 11 5 61 43 104 37 8 75 1.2 0.6 6.8 4.8 11.6 4.1 0.9 8.3
1998 Essendon 27 12 15 10 82 63 145 61 14 110 1.3 0.8 6.8 5.3 12.1 5.1 1.2 9.2
1999 Essendon 27 22 34 11 168 133 301 114 25 249 1.5 0.5 7.6 6.0 13.7 5.2 1.1 11.3
2000 Essendon 27 24 24 13 125 121 246 83 37 209 1.0 0.5 5.2 5.0 10.3 3.5 1.5 8.7
2001 Essendon 27 17 13 11 92 83 175 59 33 207 0.8 0.6 5.4 4.9 10.3 3.5 1.9 12.2
2002 Essendon 27 15 11 6 79 63 142 44 30 145 0.7 0.4 5.3 4.2 9.5 2.9 2.0 9.7
2003 Essendon 27 16 9 6 90 48 138 43 12 170 0.6 0.4 5.6 3.0 8.6 2.7 0.8 10.6
Career 184 193 104 1158 895 2053 728 230 1678 1.0 0.6 6.3 4.9 11.2 4.0 1.3 9.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Jon (19 November 2015). "Essendon flag stars dominate Bombers' best 22 of AFL era". Herald Sun. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Jim Main, Aussie Rules: For Dummies (2nd edition, 2008) p 15
  3. ^ Carlton Football Club, Selection 18 - Matthew Watson, 18 November 2010, Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Steven Alessio". AFL Tables.