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Key Facts

Full name
Alipate Carlile

Known as
Alipate Carlile

Born
30 April 1987 (age 35)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 84d
Last game: 28y 338d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 98 kg

Senior clubs
Port Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Port Adelaide: 27

Alipate Carlile

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port AdelaideAFL2006-201616750.0343%6.935.773.872
Total2006-201616750.0343%6.935.773.872

AFL: 11,523rd player to appear, 1,014th most games played, 6,348th most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 93rd player to appear, 20th most games played, 124th most goals kicked

Alipate Carlile has played 153 games for Port Adelaide since commencing his career with the Power in 2006.

Carlile, along with his cousin David Rodan and Nic Naitanui, is one of three known current Fijian-born players in the Australian Football League with the Port Adelaide Football Club. Due to his difficult to pronounce name, he is affectionately known as "Bob" amongst Power supporters.

Carlile played basketball and soccer as a junior before beginning his Australian rules career semi-professionally with the Wangaratta Rovers. The big bodied 192 cm and 98 kg Carlile was selected by Port Adelaide at pick 44 in the 2005 AFL Draft from the Murray Bushrangers.

He made his Australian Football League debut in Round 16, 2006 in the match against St Kilda Football Club at Aurora Stadium. Since debuting, he has made several appearances in defence with the affiliated South Adelaide Football Club in the SANFL.

In 2007, he played his first game for the year in round 14, playing seven consecutive games in a relatively successful Port Adelaide team. He then played in the round 22 match, and the first week of the finals, but was dropped for the preliminary final in favour of experienced campaigner Darryl Wakelin.

2008 was Carlile's break out season, playing all 22 games in the season, a first for Carlile. He quickly become a stalwart in defense for his tight checking role and ability to run forward of the play. He averaged 13 disposals, five marks and two tackles. He was recognised with the Gavin Wanganeen Medal. In 2010, he came third in the John Cahill Medal.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alipate_Carlile

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.