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Key Facts

Full name
Gregory Stafford

Known as
Greg Stafford

Born
27 August 1974 (age 48)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 234d
Last game: 32y 6d

Height and weight
Height: 204 cm
Weight: 106 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 45, 15, 1
Richmond: 10

Recruited from
Sydney (2002)

Greg Stafford

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SydneyAFL1993-2001130580.4548%7.374.574.4339
RichmondAFL2002-200674831.1239%5.923.724.209
AFL1993-20062041410.6945%6.844.264.3548
Total1993-20062041410.6945%6.844.264.3548

AFL: 10,410th player to appear, 588th most games played, 695th most goals kickedSydney: 1,237th player to appear, 91st most games played, 121st most goals kickedRichmond: 1,029th player to appear, 229th most games played, 94th most goals kicked

Greg Stafford grew up in a rugby adoring family but decided to try his hand at the national code when a football oval was built near his home. He proved to be a fine exponent of the strange game, and indeed at his peak in the mid-nineties had few peers as a highly mobile, powerful, high leaping ruckman. Later in his career, after moving from original club Sydney to Richmond, he proved effective as a strong marking tall forward. His 204 game AFL career comprised 130 games and 58 goals for the Swans between 1993 and 2001 followed by 74 games and 83 goals for the Swans from 2002 to 2006.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Greg+Stafford

Footnotes

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