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Key Facts

Full name
Damian Troy Squire

Known as
Damian Squire

15 November 1973 (age 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 134d
Last game: 23y 282d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
North Adelaide; Port Adelaide; Sturt

Jumper numbers
Port Adelaide: 24

Recruited from
North Adelaide (1997); North Adelaide (1999)

Damian Squire

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North AdelaideSANFL1991-19981131451.28
Port AdelaideAFL1997540.8020%4.002.601.400

AFL: 10,749th player to appear, 9,894th most games played, 6,782nd most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 20th player to appear, 169th most games played, 130th most goals kicked

Since state league football became devalued by the emergence of the AFL as a proto-national competition, few footballers have enjoyed more illustrious careers in the SANFL than Damien Squire. He made his league debut for North Adelaide in 1991 and, after a slow start, developed into a key player for the Roosters.

A quick moving, quick thinking half forward with good all round skills, Squire seemed like an AFL player in the making, an assessment endorsed by Port Adelaide’s hierarchy in 1996 when they selected him as a member of the club’s inaugural AFL squad. In 1997, Squire played five games and booted four goals for the Power, and seemed to do all that was required of him, but he was surprisingly delisted at the end of the season. 

The experience he gained stood him in good stead, however, and his form in the SANFL, initially with North, and later with Sturt, where he went in 1999, was consistently superb. In his first season with the Double Blues, he won both the club’s best and fairest award and the Magarey Medal. He added a second Magarey in 2000, and in 2002 was one of the best players afield as Sturt swept aside the challenge of Central District on Grand Final day to break a 26-year premiership drought. Squire continued to perform creditably, and in 2005, aged 31, won his second club champion award. 

A South Australian state league representative on seven occasions, Squire’s SANFL career, which ended in 2006, comprised 113 games with North Adelaide and 145 with Sturt. He kicked 306 goals in total in senior football.

Author - John Devaney


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