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Key Facts

Full name
David King

Known as
David King

7 March 1972 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 26d
Last game: 32y 174d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 94 kg

Senior clubs
Port Melbourne; North Melbourne; Australia

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 34

Recruited from
Port Melbourne (1994)

David King

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port MelbourneVFA1991-199343
North MelbourneAFL1994-20042411450.6060%13.173.783.1060

AFL: 10,479th player to appear, 321st most games played, 673rd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 832nd player to appear, 18th most games played, 39th most goals kicked

Something of a fringe player at Port Melbourne in his first two seasons after arriving from Assumption College, David King had a break out year in 1993 and was unlucky not to win the Liston Trophy. However, his explosive dashes out of the half back line and ball carrying ability did catch the attention of North Melbourne recruiters, and after 43 senior games with the Boroughs between 1990 and 1993, King was taken at number 46 in the 1993 National Draft. 

At North Melbourne, where he fitted seamlessly into an already strong line-up, King enjoyed a very solid first year before going from strength to strength. During the course of an 11-season, 241 game, 145-goal AFL career, he achieved virtually everything the modern game has to offer. A tough, pacy, relentlessly aggressive footballer, he was equally adept in a number of positions, including the wing, a back pocket or half back flank, and ruck-rover. He was a key contributor to the 'Roos 1996 and 1999 premiership victories, and made the AFL All Australian team in 1997 and 1998. He also represented Victoria. David King retired at the end of the 2004 season.

Author - John Devaney with additional material from Adam Cardosi


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