Anthony Stevens

Anthony Stevens (born 2 July 1971) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Kangaroos. He was named as ruck rover in the club's official 'Team of the Century'.

Anthony Stevens
Personal information
Nickname(s) Stevo[1]
Date of birth (1971-07-02) 2 July 1971
Original team(s) Waaia
Draft No. 18, 1988 national draft
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1989–2004 North Melbourne 292 (127)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Stevens was a member of North Melbourne premiership sides in 1996 and 1999. In 1998 he was an All Australian and in the same year he represented Victoria at State of Origin football. He was a Best and Fairest winner for his club twice, in 1997 and 1999.

Stevens lost two litres of blood and had two operations after injuries caused when falling glass hit Stevens outside the Redback Brewery Hotel in North Melbourne on 11 March 2000. Stevens suffered a 20-centimetre gash from the corner of his mouth along his right cheek and down the side of his mouth.[2]

In 2002 he was involved in a much publicised controversy involving Wayne Carey after it was revealed that Carey had been having an extramarital affair with his wife Kelli Stevens.[3] The condemnation from Anthony Stevens and his teammates caused Carey to resign from the North Melbourne Football Club. He retired at the end of the 2004 season.

He and former Kangaroos teammate Glenn Archer got together to play one match for the Caulfield Grammarians Football Club.[4]

After he retired from the AFL Stevens accepted and ambassadorship with the VCFL. He played with Benalla in the Goulburn Valley Football League for a number of years.

Statistics

[5]
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
Totals Averages (per game)
1989 North Melbourne 584034120618110.00.810.35.015.32.02.8
1990 North Melbourne 4613461495120030310.30.511.53.915.42.32.4
1991 North Melbourne 1012221355819319110.20.211.34.816.11.60.9
1992 North Melbourne 101311101497122026390.80.811.55.516.92.03.0
1993 North Melbourne 102191133011844836660.40.515.75.621.31.73.1
1994 North Melbourne 102481134119153264570.30.514.28.022.22.72.4
1995 North Melbourne 102014830413744165490.70.415.26.922.13.32.5
1996 North Melbourne 1024191538515654186590.80.616.06.522.53.62.5
1997 North Melbourne 102510745312958294660.40.318.15.223.33.82.6
1998 North Melbourne 10258644210154390740.30.217.74.021.73.63.0
1999 Kangaroos 102512742911754698720.50.317.24.721.83.92.9
2000 Kangaroos 1012441456320850320.30.312.15.317.34.22.7
2001 Kangaroos 10151523810434268710.10.315.96.922.84.54.7
2002 Kangaroos 10191062769937585650.50.314.55.219.74.53.4
2003 Kangaroos 102010827515543092630.50.413.87.821.54.63.2
2004 Kangaroos 10205326210937186520.30.213.15.518.64.32.6
Career 292 127 112 4354 1679 6033 997 818 0.4 0.4 14.9 5.8 20.7 3.4 2.8

References

  1. "Wayne Carey: How the affair began". News.com.au. News Corporation. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  2. Gregory, Peter (1 October 2003). "Stevens sues over injury".
  3. McFarlane, Glenn (14 September 2015). "Anthony Stevens breaks silence over Wayne Carey's affair with ex-wife Kelli". Sunday Herald Sun.
  4. Sheridan, Nick (1 June 2008). "Retired champions boost amateur ranks". The Age.
  5. Anthony Stevens' player profile at AFL Tables
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