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Key Facts

Full name
Darryl White

Known as
Darryl White

12 June 1973 (age 50)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 283d
Last game: 32y 76d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Brisbane; Australia

Jumper numbers
Brisbane: 33

Family links
Darryl McDowell-White Jnr (Son)

Darryl White

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AFL: 10,288th player to appear, 186th most games played, 570th most goals kickedBrisbane: 95th player to appear, 8th most games played, 18th most goals kicked

Originally from Alice Springs club Pioneers, dazzling utility Darryl White enjoyed an illustrious, 268-game AFL career at Brisbane between 1992 and 2005. Capable of both the spectacular and the straight forward, White became one of several on-field leaders in the Lions' formidable line up. His deceptive strength combined with an extraordinary ability to get high off the ground enabled him to compete with taller, heavier opponents, while his pace and assurance at ground level made him equally adept when confronted by smaller, running types.

During his initial time with NTFL club Darwin, White represented the Territory in its 1992 Australia Day game against Geelong.

Although individual honours eluded him, he was somewhat unfortunate in season 2000 when he led the Lions' best-and-fairest count after 16 rounds only to suffer a hip injury which kept him out for the remainder of the season; he eventually finished fourth. Despite not being prominent in terms of disposals, he performed an important defensive role for Brisbane in its 2001, 2002 and 2003 premiership sides.

Once his AFL career was over, White resumed with Darwin in the NTFL, which operates during the summer months, as well as playing for AFL Queensland club Mount Gravatt in the winter. In 2007 he was a member of Mount Gravatt's Queensland State League premiership team. He later also played for Nyah-Nyah West in the Central Murray Football League and St Mary's in the NTFL.

Author - John Devaney


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