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Key Facts

Full name
Barry Stoneham

Known as
Barry Stoneham

Born
9 February 1968 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 83d
Last game: 32y 184d

Height and weight
Height: 194 cm
Weight: 98 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 53, 26

Barry Stoneham

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1986-1994, 1996-20002412230.9357%8.734.424.3521
Total1986-1994, 1996-20002412230.9357%8.734.424.3521

AFL: 9,702nd player to appear, 320th most games played, 340th most goals kickedGeelong: 862nd player to appear, 26th most games played, 29th most goals kicked

An extremely athletic player who was particularly strong in the air, Geelong's Barry Stoneham was a mainstay of the club for 15 seasons, during which time he played 241 V/AFL games and kicked 223 goals. Recruited from St Joseph's, he made his Cats debut in 1986, and rapidly developed into the team's 'spare parts' player, capable of doing a job in any key position, or in the ruck.

At his peak during the early 1990s, Stoneham won a club best-and-fairest award in 1990, and achieved AFL All Australian selection two years later. In 1994, however, he suffered a double leg fracture which kept him out of the game for 18 months, and when he returned, although he was still a valuable player, some of the athleticism and verve had irretrievably gone. He struggled on heroically until the 2000 season, when he finally decided to call it a day.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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