Ben Schwarze

Ben Schwarze (born 24 August 1983) is a former professional Australian rules football player who played for North Melbourne. He is the brother of Troy Schwarze.

Ben Schwarze
Personal information
Full name Ben Schwarze
Date of birth (1983-08-24) 24 August 1983
Original team(s) Sandringham Dragons
Draft 18th overall, 2002 Rookie Draft
68th overall, 2004 AFL Draft
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2002–2003 St Kilda 0 (0)
2005–2006 North Melbourne 11 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2006.
Sources: AFL Tables,

He was originally Rookie listed from the Sandringham Dragons by St Kilda in the 2002 Rookie Draft, remaining on the Saints list for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. After being delisted by the Saints,[1] Schwarze spent the 2004 season playing with Port Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) before being drafted by the Kangaroos with selection 68 of the 2004 AFL Draft.[2]

He made his debut against the Adelaide Crows in Round 7, 2006 at the Telstra Dome. He broke his ribs in that game and was sidelined for four weeks. He returned and became a regular for the remainder of the season. Despite this, Schwarze was delisted by the Kangaroos at the end of the 2006 season, and moved to South Australia to play for Woodville-West Torrens for two seasons before switching to North Adelaide for the 2009 season.[3]


  1. Quayle, Emma (22 October 2003). "No draft for Capuano". The Age. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  2. "2004 AFL national draft list". ABC News. 22 November 2004. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  3. "Ben Schwarze speaks out about struggles". The Advertiser. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2011.

Ben Schwarze's playing statistics from AFL Tables

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