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Key Facts

Full name
Christopher Waterson

Known as
Chris Waterson

26 March 1961 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 99d
Last game: 27y 155d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 47, 35
Brisbane: 17

Recruited from
Essendon (1987)

Chris Waterson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,374th player to appear, 3,492nd most games played, 3,744th most goals kickedEssendon: 892nd player to appear, 448th most games played, 424th most goals kickedBrisbane: 19th player to appear, 143rd most games played, 168th most goals kicked

Chris Waterson was a lightly framed, highly determined utility who hailed originally from Nullawil, and who commenced with Essendon in 1982. After playing just 13 games in his first four seasons he came good in 1986, appearing 18 times, and seemingly, in the process, carving out a niche for himself in the strong Bombers line-up. It was therefore something of a surprise when he was off-loaded to Brisbane ahead of the 1987 season. He put in a couple of solid seasons at the Bears, playing 35 VFL games.

Author - John Devaney


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