David Pittman

David Pittman (born 23 February 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League (AFL).

David Pittman
Personal information
Full name David Pittman
Date of birth (1969-02-23) 23 February 1969
Original team(s) Norwood (SANFL)
Height 202 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman / Centre Half-Back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–1999 Adelaide 131 (34)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Norwood, Pittman was drafted by Essendon in the 1989 VFL Draft but played no games for them. He was traded to Adelaide in 1991 and made his AFL debut with Adelaide in 1992, playing as a ruckman.

Pittman is sometimes remembered for an incident early in the 1997 AFL season where Adelaide coach Malcolm Blight labelled his effort "pathetic" after a game at the MCG in Melbourne. The 1997 season turned out to be one of Pittman's most successful as he moved between centre half-back and the ruck playing an important part in the Crows' premiership side that year.[1]

Pittman also played in the 1998 AFL Grand Final, winning his second premiership. At the end of 1999, Pittman retired having played 131 games for 34 goals and 5 games for South Australia.[1]


 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
1992 Adelaide 1510013410130.
1993 Adelaide 151711519514643171300.
1994 Adelaide 15201278851636112690.
1995 Adelaide 15189211711623359203070.
1996 Adelaide 15198811913225183103380.
1997 Adelaide 1523471498923865133170.
1998 Adelaide 151854755913436102290.
1999 Adelaide 15156490561464532620.
Career 131 34 28 680 635 1315 393 85 1665 0.3 0.2 5.2 4.8 10.0 3.0 0.6 12.7


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 581. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.
  2. "David Pittman". AFL Tables.

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