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Key Facts

Full name
David Sierakowski

Known as
David Sierakowski

Born
29 December 1974 (age 47)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 178d
Last game: 28y 251d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 101 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; West Coast

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 13
West Coast: 25

Recruited from
St. Kilda (2001)

Family links
Brian Sierakowski (Father)Will Sierakowski (Cousin)

David Sierakowski

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaAFL1994-200093270.2943%6.614.034.149
West CoastAFL2001-20031030.3030%4.904.703.700
AFL1994-2003103300.2942%6.454.104.109
Total1994-2003103300.2942%6.454.104.109

AFL: 10,528th player to appear, 2,306th most games played, 2,942nd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,419th player to appear, 147th most games played, 236th most goals kickedWest Coast: 135th player to appear, 201st most games played, 192nd most goals kicked

The son of former St Kilda and Subiaco footballer Brian Sierakowski, David Sierakowski was drafted by St Kilda in 1992 under the father-son rule. After spending the 1993 season playing reserves football he made his senior debut the following year and soon established himself in the team, playing mainly as a defender at this stage of his career. Later, he would demonstrate impressive adaptability, spending time both in the forward lines and as a ruckman. His 93 AFL games for the Saints included the losing grand final of 1997 against Adelaide.

In 2001, in a move which saw Fraser Gehrig move the other way, Brian Sierakowski transferred to West Coast. However, during his three seasons with the Eagles he was frequently beset by injury and managed only 10 appearances. He later returned to his original club Subiaco as an assistant coach.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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