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Key Facts

Full name
Darren Steele

Known as
Darren Steele

13 April 1966 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 36d
Last game: 28y 59d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Geelong

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 59, 7
Geelong: 25

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1993)

Darren Steele

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1984-1992119310.2640%10.585.372.5218

AFL: 9,521st player to appear, 1,507th most games played, 2,491st most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 750th player to appear, 103rd most games played, 189th most goals kickedGeelong: 911th player to appear, 579th most games played, 472nd most goals kicked

A tough, hard running defender who boasted both pace and stamina, Darren Steele was a key player for North Melbourne in 119 games between 1984 and 1992. At his best he was one of the foremost taggers in the game, although his form in his last couple of seasons seemed to dip a little.. He gained a new, if brief lease of life after crossing to Geelong where he added a final 18 games in 1993-4.

Author - John Devaney


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


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