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Key Facts

Full name
Kym Koster

Known as
Kym Koster

1 February 1973 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 62d
Last game: 27y 187d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Adelaide; Glenelg

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 12
Adelaide: 9, 5

Recruited from
South Adelaide (1994); Footscray (1996)

Kym Koster

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Total1994-2000, 2002152460.30

AFL: 10,482nd player to appear, 1,598th most games played, 2,235th most goals kickedFootscray: 841st player to appear, 314th most games played, 348th most goals kickedAdelaide: 72nd player to appear, 63rd most games played, 75th most goals kicked

Kym Koster was a tough, pacy, creative footballer who commenced his senior career with South Adelaide in the SANFL for whom he played 55 games and kicked 5 goals between 1991 and 1993. Drafted by Footscray, he became an important player for the Bulldogs, playing 38 AFL games and registering 13 goals in 1994 and 1995. Footscray would dearly have liked to retain him but Koster was determined to return home to South Australia and in 1995, having been traded in return for a number 9 draft pick, he began a six year association with the Adelaide Crows. After an injury interrupted debut season he developed into a key player who made significant contributions to the club's 1997 and 1998 premiership victories.

Koster left the Crows in 2000 after playing 95 games and kicking 31 goals. He played a final season in the SANFL with Glenelg in 2002.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; South Australian Football 1994 Yearbook


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