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Key Facts

Full name
Christopher Daniher

Known as
Chris Daniher

31 March 1966 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 117d
Last game: 31y 153d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 7

Family links
Terry Daniher (Brother)Neale Daniher (Brother)Anthony Daniher (Brother)Darcy Daniher (Nephew)Joe Daniher (Nephew)

Chris Daniher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,876th player to appear, 1,780th most games played, 2,406th most goals kickedEssendon: 934th player to appear, 122nd most games played, 208th most goals kicked

The youngest, smallest and, arguably, least talented of the four footballing Daniher brothers, Chris Daniher nevertheless performed creditably, if intermittently, at the top level for Essendon over the course of more than a decade. He had great stamina, was strong overhead, and could be used in both attacking and defensive roles. He started many games, including the Grand Finals of 1990 against Collingwood (lost) and 1993 against Carlton (won), on the interchange bench, although as his career went on he began to be accorded greater responsibility, reflecting his gradual, but very definite, improvement as a player. Between 1987 and 1997 he played a total of 124 senior games, and kicked 40 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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