Mark Stevens (footballer)

Mark Stevens (born 25 October 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

Mark Stevens
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-10-25) 25 October 1975
Place of birth Victoria, Australia
Original team(s) Gippsland Power (TAC Cup) / Heyfield
Debut Round 10, 2 June 1995, North Melbourne
vs. Essendon, at the MCG
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–1997 North Melbourne 021 0(20)
1998–2005 Adelaide 101 (103)
Total 122 (123)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Stevens debuted at the North Melbourne Football Club in 1995 and his preferred position was centre half-forward. Stevens struggled with the pace of AFL football in his early years at the Kangaroos. That, combined with the fact that the Kangaroos had Wayne Carey, arguably one of the finest players of all time, at centre half-forward, meant that Stevens struggled to cement a place in the side. He was traded to the Adelaide Football Club at the end of 1997 (for Jason McCartney).

Steven's first year at the Crows saw him play in a Premiership side, defeating his former teammates at North Melbourne at the MCG. Over his career with Adelaide, Stevens improved and became a damaging player, consistently taking strong marks on the half-forward line for the Crows. His career came to an end early in the 2005 season, when injury finally took its toll on Stevens, forcing his retirement.

Stevens continued playing in North Gippsland (Vic) before joining South Yarra FC (Southern Football League) in 2010.

Playing statistics

[1]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1995 North Melbourne 3681243314471331.50.54.11.85.91.60.4
1996 North Melbourne 368753226581750.90.64.03.37.32.10.6
1997 North Melbourne 3651124428730.20.24.80.85.61.40.6
1998 Adelaide 19208121396920851270.40.67.03.510.42.61.4
1999 Adelaide 192111121699626570230.50.68.04.612.63.31.1
2000 Adelaide 192017411300.00.53.52.05.51.50.0
2001 Adelaide 1922218183143326118371.00.48.36.514.85.41.7
2002 Adelaide 19233829204125329106421.71.38.95.414.34.61.8
2003 Adelaide 1981765134852992.10.86.44.310.63.61.1
2004 Adelaide 19384237301172.71.37.72.310.03.72.3
2005 Adelaide 19201516300.00.52.50.53.01.50.0
Career 122 123 83 870 523 1393 428 156 1.0 0.7 7.1 4.3 11.4 3.5 1.3

References

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