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Key Facts

Full name
David Pittman

Known as
David Pittman

23 February 1969 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 147d
Last game: 30y 173d

Height and weight
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 103 kg

Senior clubs
Norwood; Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Adelaide: 15

Recruited from
Norwood (1992)

David Pittman

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
NorwoodSANFL1989-1993, 199569160.23

AFL: 10,359th player to appear, 1,640th most games played, 2,697th most goals kickedAdelaide: 46th player to appear, 35th most games played, 71st most goals kicked

Famously labelled ‘pathetic’ by Adelaide coach Malcolm Blight in 1997 David Pittman was actually a fine ruckman and occasional centre half back who gave the Crows commendable service in 131 AFL games between 1992 and 1999 during which he kicked 34 goals. Prior to that as well as simultaneously with his AFL career at times he played 69 SANFL games and kicked 16 goals for Norwood. Somewhat ironically, one of the highlight’s of Pittman’s career came at the conclusion of the very season in which he had been slated by Blight as he was a key contributor to the Crows’ grand final defeat of St Kilda. He also played in the 1998 premiership team.

After retiring as a player early in the 1999 season David Pittman served as a ruck coach with Port Adelaide for a time and also engaged in some radio work.

Author - John Devaney


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


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