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Key Facts

Full name
Dwayne John Russell

Known as
Dwayne Russell

4 March 1965 (age 58)

Place of birth
Adelaide, SA (5800)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 24d
Last game: 26y 82d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs
Port Adelaide; Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 6

State of origin

Dwayne Russell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port AdelaideSANFL1981-1986711331.87

AFL: 9,773rd player to appear, 4,294th most games played, 1,998th most goals kickedGeelong: 869th player to appear, 338th most games played, 163rd most goals kicked

Dwayne Russell was a powerful forward and utility who initially rose to prominence with Port Adelaide in the SANFL where he played 71 games and scored 133 goals between 1981 and 1986. He was one of the Magpies’ best players in their 1984 grand final loss to Norwood. He also played twice for South Australia in 1984. From 1987 to 1991 Russell made 50 appearances and kicked 51 goals for Geelong. He later coached in country Victoria for a few years before embarking on a successful and high profile media career.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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