Ian Dargie

Ian Malcolm Dargie (born 15 November 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda and West Coast in the Australian Football League (AFL) and Subiaco in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) during the 1980s and 1990s.

Ian Dargie
Personal information
Full name Ian Malcolm Dargie
Date of birth (1963-11-15) 15 November 1963
Place of birth England
Original team(s) Sorrento JFC
Draft No. 85, 1988 national draft
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1986–1988, 1990–1994 Subiaco 131 (?)
1989–1990 St Kilda 10 (1)
1991 West Coast Eagles 1 (0)
1995–1998 Southport
Career highlights
  • Subiaco premiership player 1986, 1988
  • Sandover Medal 1991, 1994
  • Subiaco best and fairest 1994
  • Subiaco life member 2000
  • Southport premiership player 1997, 1998
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com


Dargie was born in England before emigrating to Australia as a child.[1]

Playing career

Dargie began playing football for Sorrento Junior Football Club, later playing for Karrinyup Junior Football Club. After three years with North Beach in the Western Australian Amateur Football League he joined Subiaco. After making his league debut at the start of the 1986 WAFL season, he played in three straight WAFL grand finals, winning premierships in 1986 and 1988.[2][3]

Dargie was picked up by St Kilda at pick 85 in the 1988 VFL Draft and made his debut the following season in the Saints' Round 16 match against the Brisbane Bears. In 1990 he moved back to his home state of Western Australia and joined the West Coast Eagles but managed just one game and spent most of the season playing with Subiaco. His performances for Subiaco were so impressive that he won a Sandover Medal the following year, in the process breaking the longest-ever Sandover "drought" by any WA(N)FL club dating back half a century to the legendary Haydn Bunton senior. In 1994 Dargie won the award again to join Bunton senior as the only players from the Lions to win it twice.[2][4]

In 1995 Dargie joined Southport in the Queensland Australian Football League. In three seasons in Queensland he played in two premierships.[2]


  1. Brian Clarke (2003). "Overseas Born VFL/AFL players". International Australian Football Council. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  2. Head, Ron (25 January 2010). "Where Are They Now?: Ian Dargie". FootyGoss. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  3. "Every League Premiership Player in Page Finals System Era - 1931 - 2009". West Australian Football League. p. 4. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  4. "Sandover Medalists". WAFLonline. West Australian Football Commission. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
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