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Key Facts

Full name
Darren Saunders

Known as
Darren Saunders

16 August 1965 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 260d
Last game: 27y 348d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 39
Collingwood: 46, 31

Recruited from
Footscray (1988)

Darren Saunders

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1986, 1988-19935020.0462%8.704.001.480
Total1986, 1988-19935020.0462%8.704.001.480

AFL: 9,701st player to appear, 4,332nd most games played, 8,206th most goals kickedFootscray: 767th player to appear, 780th most games played, 1,014th most goals kickedCollingwood: 911th player to appear, 378th most games played, 740th most goals kicked

Darren Saunders was a solid defender who played precisely 50 V/AFL games, six with Footscray in 1986 and 44 for Collingwood from 1988 to 1993. Both of his career goals were scored with the Magpies. In between his two stints in the big league he played for East Ballarat. After leaving Collingwood he joined VFA side Werribee where he played six games and scored three goals in 1994.

Author - John Devaney


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