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Key Facts

Full name
Jason Traianidis

Known as
Jason Traianidis

Born
7 November 1974 (age 48)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 144d
Last game: 26y 292d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 95 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 32

Jason Traianidis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaAFL1996-200162360.5840%7.354.242.760
Total1996-200162360.5840%7.354.242.760

AFL: 10,669th player to appear, 3,666th most games played, 2,596th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,435th player to appear, 239th most games played, 183rd most goals kicked

From Shepparton United, Jason Traianidis played in North Melbourne’s 1995 reserves premiership-winning team as a supplementary list player. In that year’s draft he was picked up by St Kilda after North passed on him in favour of Peter Bell. A half forward early in his time with the Saints, Traianidis was mercurial and capable of genuine brilliance, but he lacked consistency. He made his AFL debut in 1996 having played in the Saints’ Ansett Cup triumph prior to the season. A back injury sidelined him for much of the 1997 season and he struggled to get a game in 1998. After commencing the 1999 season brightly he sustained a knee injury, requiring a full reconstruction and missed the second half of the year. Upon his return in 2000 he was deployed in defence, but the move was not entirely successful, and late in the 2001 season he announced his retirement, having played 62 AFL games and scored 36 goals. He went on to spend the remainder of the decade playing in country football.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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