Chris Oliver (footballer)

Chris Oliver (born 9 July 1982) is an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

Chris Oliver
Personal information
Full name Chris Oliver
Date of birth (1982-07-09) 9 July 1982
Original team(s) Campbelltown / NSW/ACT Rams
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001ā€“2003 St Kilda 10 (1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Early years

Oliver attended St Gregory's College as a teenager, but completed his schooling at Erindale College in Canberra. He played representative football for the NSW/ACT Rams.

AFL career

A ruckman, he spent a pre-season with Fremantle, prior to being recruited by St Kilda, as a rookie.[2] He made 10 appearances for St Kilda over three seasons, never playing more than two games in a row.[3] Instead he spent much of his time playing for Springvale in the Victorian Football League.

Post AFL

Oliver was delisted at the end of the 2003 season. He spent the next stage of his career with South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Sturt, followed by a stint with Frankston in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was at Corowa-Rutherglen in 2010, St Albans in 2011 and joined Numurkah in 2012.[4][5][6]


  1. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  3. AFL Tables: Chris Oliver
  4. Geelong Advertiser, "St Albans unveil super new signings", 29 January 2011, Michael Auciello
  5. Border Mail, "Nick Whiterod to help Roos ruck ā€™nā€™ rule", 11 February 2010, David Johnston
  6. Border Mail, "Blues sent packing, Road eyes top 4", 13 August 2012
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