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Key Facts

Full name
David Mensch

Known as
David Mensch

14 August 1972 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 235d
Last game: 29y 242d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 93 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 31

David Mensch

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,307th player to appear, 1,172nd most games played, 518th most goals kickedGeelong: 906th player to appear, 78th most games played, 45th most goals kicked

Despite not being the most ostentatiously talented or speedy of footballers there could be no doubting David Mensch’s courage and determination. Capable overhead and a good kick, he registered 173 goals in his 158 game AFL career between 1992 and 2002. He suffered the misfortune of playing in losing grand finals in 1994 against West Coast and 1995 against Carlton. His tendency to under-perform when it mattered most, such as in finals, earned him a fair amount of criticism, but there could be no doubting his bravery or commitment as he proved by playing for two weeks of the 2000 season with a broken jaw.

Author - John Devaney


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