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Key Facts

Full name
Darren Mead

Known as
Darren Mead

Born
29 March 1971 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 26y 0d
Last game: 31y 161d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 98 kg

Senior clubs
Port Adelaide; Port Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Port Adelaide: 33

Recruited from
Port Adelaide Magpies (1997)

Family links
Jackson Mead (Son)

Darren Mead

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port AdelaideSANFL1989-1996, 2002127200.16
Port AdelaideAFL1997-200212280.0751%6.944.523.869
Total1989-2002249280.11

AFL: 10,747th player to appear, 1,833rd most games played, 5,424th most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 16th player to appear, 43rd most games played, 109th most goals kicked

Defender and occasional ruckman Darren Mead was a solid player for Port Adelaide in the SANFL between 1989 and 1996, during which time he played in the 1994-5-6 premiership-winning teams. In fairness, it is worth pointing out that the quality of his football tended to improve over time, peaking when he was a foundation player with Port Adelaide’s inaugural AFL team in 1997. After a season of consistently effective and often outstanding performances he was rewarded with the Power’s inaugural best and fairest award. He continued to perform consistently well for the team until an injury-impaired 2002 season, by which time he had played 122 AFL games and booted eight goals. Mead also played the last of his 127 SANFL games for Port Magpies in 2002.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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