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was a great servant of the West Perth Football Club for whom he played 283 league games between 1984 and 1999. Strong overhead and with plenty of pace, he arrived at the Falcons from Balcatta and earned numerous plaudits during his debut season when he played for the most part as a wingman. After suffering from ??econd season blues??to a certain degree he recovered in 1986 to the extent that he was included in West Coast?? inaugural VFL squad, but his career at that level was short-lived. The 1988 season brought his interstate debut for Western Australia at the Bicentennial state of origin carnival in Adelaide.
Capable of playing in almost any position, it was as a defender that Paul Mifka spent most of his career, and probably produced his best football. He was on the last line of defence when West Perth overcame Subiaco in the 1995 grand final as well as in the 1999 flag decider against South Fremantle, which proved to be his last league game. A model of consistency throughout the 1990s, he claimed a Breckler Medal as club fairest and best in 1993, and was not far off the pace on another three occasions. His 4 interstate appearances for Western Australia comprised 3 at state of origin level plus a state league win over South Australia at Football Park in 1994.
Author - John Devaney
Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion