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20 August 1975 (age 47)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 221d
Last game: 31y 13d
Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg
Port Adelaide; Port Adelaide Magpies
Port Adelaide: 29
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
|Port Adelaide Magpies||SANFL||2002-2006||10||6||0.60||—||—||—||—||—|
AFL: 10,745th player to appear, 969th most games played, 2,116th most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 13th player to appear, 19th most games played, 50th most goals kicked
After failing to make the grade at Essendon, Adam Kingsley was handed a lifeline by Port Adelaide, which selected him its inaugural AFL squad in 1997. Over the ensuing 10 seasons Kingsley made a contribution to the club that few of his team mates could match, highlighted by a best and fairest award in 1998. Slow to the point of plodding, he nevertheless boasted superb ball winning ability, and his disposals were almost invariably precise and telling.
Between 1997 and 2006 he played a total of 170 AFL games for the Power, and kicked 47 goals. When a mediocre 2003 season appeared to put his place on the list in jeopardy he responded by putting in a redoubled effort over the summer followed by his best season since 1999, when he had finished third in Port's best and fairest count. In the 2004 Grand Final defeat of Brisbane Adam Kingsley gave a serviceable display highlighted by a goal in the last quarter. He had earlier played in the Power's 2001 pre-season premiership team, earning the Michael Tuck Medal for a best afield contribution to the 14-goal thrashing of the Lions.
Author - John Devaney