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Key Facts

Full name
Christopher Wittman

Known as
Chris Wittman

Born
30 August 1965 (age 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 239d
Last game: 27y 307d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 31, 10
St. Kilda: 17

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1993)

Chris Wittman

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1986-199289610.6976%9.884.251.8211
St. KildaAFL1993900.0022%9.674.441.780
V/AFL1986-199398610.6271%9.864.271.8211
Total1986-199398610.6271%9.864.271.8211

Utility Chris Wittman enjoyed a memorable if brief career at football’s top level. He joined Hawthorn from Xavier College and made his senior VFL debut in 1986. Part of his value lay in his ability to play well in a variety of positions, including back pocket, wing, rover or as a small forward. In both 1988 and 1989 he played in Hawk premiership-winning teams, but in subsequent seasons he struggled to achieve regular selection, leading to a departure to St Kilda in 1993 where he played the last nine games of his career, without registering a goal. The Hawthorn phase of that career had seen him make 89 appearances and score 61 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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