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Key Facts

Full name
Troy Clarke

Known as
Troy Clarke

8 June 1969

28 October 2013

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 295d
Last game: 27y 21d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs
West Torrens, Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Brisbane: 12

Troy Clarke

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West TorrensSANFL1987-199064290.45

AFL: 10,189th player to appear, 3,063rd most games played, 2,611th most goals kickedBrisbane: 74th player to appear, 61st most games played, 67th most goals kicked


Originally from Cairns, where, playing for South Cairns, he won the local league best and fairest award aged just seventeen, Troy Clarke joined West Torrens in 1987 after failing to procure a place on the Brisbane Bears' inaugural list. In four  seasons with the Eagles he played 64 games, enjoying a particularly good year in 1989 when he won selection in the West End All Stars Team of the Year. In 1991, Clarke finally found his way to Brisbane where he spent the next six seasons, playinga total of 68 AFL games, and participating in his club's historic AFL reserves premiership winin his debut season. His games tally would undoubtedly have been much higher were it not for his misfortune with injury. Small of stature (172cm, 70kg), he was lightning fast, determined, and highly skilled, and was capable of playing in a number of positions. One of his career highlights was playing in Queensland's 23.14 (152) to 15.18 (108) state of origin defeat of Victoria in 1991. 

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1974 season on.
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