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Key Facts

Full name
Daniel Mark Southern

Known as
Daniel Southern


1 January 1975 (age 48)

Place of birth
Perth, WA (6000)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 84d
Last game: 25y 112d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 91 kg

Senior clubs
Claremont; Western Bulldogs

Jumper numbers
Western Bulldogs: 8

Recruited from
West Coast (1993); Claremont (1994)

State of origin

Daniel Southern

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Western BulldogsAFL1994-2000103280.2753%5.325.183.4315

AFL: 10,462nd player to appear, 2,318th most games played, 3,080th most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 839th player to appear, 127th most games played, 208th most goals kicked

After playing 17 WAFL games for Claremont in 1993 Daniel Southern (he hates being called Danny) joined Footscray, already suffering from the knee problems which would ultimately bring his football career to a premature end. Probably best remembered for a couple of unsavoury on-field altercations with West Coast Eagles opponents he was actually, when fit, a fine footballer. The Bulldogs mainly used him in defence but he could also pinch hit to good effect up forward. Between 1994 and 2000 he played 103 AFL games and kicked 28 goals.

Southern has long had a well documented fascination with Africa and its cultures and has lived in Egypt since 2004.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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