Dean Irving

Dean Irving (born 1 September 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the West Coast Eagles and Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL) during the 1990s.

Dean Irving
Personal information
Full name Dean Irving
Date of birth (1966-09-01) 1 September 1966
Original team(s) South Fremantle
Height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 102 kg (225 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1990 1993 West Coast 43 0(9)
1994 1997 Melbourne 23 0(4)
Total 66 (13)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1997.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Irving, who came to West Coast from South Fremantle, played as a ruckman. He was one of four debutantes for West Coast in the opening round of the 1990 season, with two of them; Dean Kemp and Peter Matera, going on to have highly successful careers.

His best season came in 1991 when he played 25 games, including the 1991 AFL Grand Final, and gathered 10 Brownlow votes. He could only manage a single appearance in each of 1992 and 1993 and crossed to Melbourne to continue his career. At Melbourne he again struggled to make the seniors and retired in 1997.

He returned to Western Australia and won a Simpson Medal in 1998 for his performance in an interstate match against South Australia.


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