Ang Christou

Ang Christou (born 16 January 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer for Carlton in the Australian Football League.

Ang Christou
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-01-16) 16 January 1972
Original team(s) East Brunswick
Debut Round 24, 1991, Carlton
vs. Richmond, at MCG
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1991–2002 Carlton 151 (20)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Football career

Christou played for the Carlton Football Club and along with Anthony Koutoufides was a popular figure as a Greek Australian.

In 2001, Christou had a solid pre-season, but missed the first month of the AFL season due to a knee injury. After his return in Round 7, Christou was noted for his penetrating kicks from defence. However, he was dropped after Round 17 playing only 13 games for the season, including a recall for the finals series of 2001 (receiving limited game time).

Christou was noted for his long, accurate left foot kicks, often upwards of 60–65 metres. Whenever taking a kick, short or long, a chant from the Carlton crowd of "WOOF!" would always be heard. Christou was the second Carlton player to receive this chant, after Val Perovic (another long, left-footed defender) during the 1980s.[1]

Statistics

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
1991 Carlton 561128412511.02.08.04.012.05.01.00
1992 Carlton 395103810484100.20.07.62.09.60.82.00
1993 Carlton 3918511668324958270.30.19.24.613.83.21.53
1994 Carlton 39243428212340585390.10.211.85.116.93.51.65
1995 Carlton 39256533911845792500.20.213.64.718.33.72.07
1996 Carlton 3924182838737083260.00.311.83.615.43.51.13
1997 Carlton 39800993113030140.00.012.43.916.33.81.80
1998 Carlton 390
1999 Carlton 391100873612321100.00.07.93.311.21.90.90
2000 Carlton 391011803011012110.10.18.03.011.01.21.10
2001 Carlton 3913111165316939190.10.18.94.113.03.01.50
2002 Carlton 3912111275217944240.10.110.64.314.93.72.00
Career 151 20 23 1625 627 2252 473 231 0.1 0.2 10.8 4.2 14.9 3.1 1.5 18

Post-football career

Christou participated in the E. J. Whitten Legends Game in 2003 and was awarded Man of the Match for his great game that night and was met with an enthused reaction from the crowd.

There was talk of Christou trying out as a punter for the National Football League in early 2003, a three-man crew from a US club (the identity of which Christou refused to reveal) spent two weeks in Melbourne putting him through a series of stringent tests however no signing resulted.

He co-owned the Souvlaki Hut restaurant in Templestowe Lower in Melbourne's north-east with former Carlton teammate Anthony Koutoufides, until its closure in early 2011.[3]

He married his girlfriend Tammy on 14 May 2016.

References

  1. "Bringing back the "WOOF!"". Carlton Football Club. 18 July 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. Ang Christou's player profile at AFL Tables
  3. "Anthony Koutoufides vows to pay Souvlaki Hut staff". Herald Sun. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
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