Steven Sziller

Steven Sziller (born 15 December 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda and Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL). He also represented South Australia in a State of Origin game.

Steven Sziller
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-12-15) 15 December 1972
Original team(s) Woodville-West Torrens
Debut Round 1, 1995, St Kilda
vs. West Coast, at the WACA Ground
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
19952000 St Kilda 118 (38)
20012002 Richmond 38 (3)
Total 156 (41)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Before Sziller arrived at St Kilda he had had a brief but successful career in the SANFL with Woodville-West Torrens. In 1993 he played in their inaugural premiership team and won the Jack Oatey Medal for 'Best on Ground'. The following season he was the club's Best and fairest winner and attracted the attention of St Kilda who recruited him at pick 25 in the 1994 National Draft.

Sziller usually played in defence for the Saints but could play forward and as a tagger. He was an inaccurate shot at goal, with 55 behinds for his 41 career goals although he did kick six goals two in a game against Sydney at the SCG in 1998. After being de-listed at the end of 2000 he was picked up by Richmond who were coached by his former teammate Danny Frawley. He spent two seasons with Richmond, including playing in the 2001 Preliminary Final.

After retiring from the AFL Steven played at East Burwood Rams in the Eastern Football League and then at St.Pauls in the Southern Football League playing in a premiership defeating St.Kilda city.

References

  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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