Matthew Dent (footballer)

Matthew Dent (born 17 January 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy, the Western Bulldogs and Hawthorn in the AFL.

Matthew Dent
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-01-17) 17 January 1972
Original team(s) Sturt (SANFL)
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1994–1996 Fitzroy 047 0(9)
1997–2000 Western Bulldogs 063 (10)
2001 Hawthorn 008 0(0)
Total 118 (19)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Sturt Dent was drafted by Fitzroy at the 1993 AFL Draft and made his senior AFL debut for Fitzroy in 1994, remaining with the club until their final season in 1996. Instead of joining the newly formed Brisbane Lions, Dent moved to Footscray and played four seasons with the Bulldogs before transferring to Hawthorn in 2001 to finish with a career tally of 118 games.

In 2002 Dent returned to Sturt and was a member of their 2002 premiership team.

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