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Key Facts

Full name
Ben Rutten

Known as
Ben Rutten

28 May 1983 (age 39)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 53d
Last game: 31y 95d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 98 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Adelaide: 25

Ben Rutten

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 11,297th player to appear, 392nd most games played, 5,208th most goals kickedAdelaide: 136th player to appear, 14th most games played, 145th most goals kicked

Ben Rutten was a fine player over 12 seasons for Adelaide after making his AFL debut as a forward in 2003. Most of his football was played in defence, however, and there were few better one-on-one defenders in the competition during his career. By the time of his retirement after the 2014 season Ben Rutten, who was drafted to the Crows from West Adelaide, had played a total of 229 AFL games and kicked nine goals, with his career highlight coming in 2005 when he was chosen at full back in the AFL All Australian team. Rutten was a member of West Adelaide's losing Grand Final team against Central District in 2003.

Author - John Devaney, with updates by Andrew Gigacz


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