Stephen Paxman

Stephen Paxman (born 4 December 1970) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club and the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).[2]

Stephen Paxman
Personal information
Full name Stephen Paxman
Date of birth (1970-12-04) 4 December 1970
Original team(s) East Doncaster[1]
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1991–1996 Fitzroy 102 (18)
1997–2003 Port Adelaide 138 (20)
Total 240 (38)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

AFL career

Fitzroy career (1991–1996)

He began his career with the Fitzroy Football Club in 1991, he went on to play 102 games for the club before the merger with the Brisbane Bears.

Port Adelaide career (1997–2003)

Not wanting to join the newly formed Brisbane Lions, he ended up being picked up in the 1997 pre-season draft the newly joined team in the AFL, the Port Adelaide Power.

He became quite a solid defender and was always a workhorse he won the 1999 John Cahill Medal. He retired at the end of the 2003 season after playing every game of the season.

Despite being known as a dour defender, Paxman kicked 38 goals during his career which is an unusually high number for a full back. In season 2000, Paxman kicked 6 goals in the last 13 games while mostly playing at full back.


  1. Agius, Matthew (7 December 2012). "Pre-season plunder - 1. Stephen Paxman". Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). North Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 569. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.
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