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Key Facts

Full name
Leigh Colbert

Known as
Leigh Colbert

7 June 1975 (age 47)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 336d
Last game: 30y 89d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 91 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 35, 2
North Melbourne: 2

Recruited from
South Bendigo (1993); Geelong (2000)

Family links
Dale Weightman (Uncle)

Leigh Colbert

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneAFL2000-2005104140.1355%7.635.474.649
AFL1993-1998, 2000-2005209640.3157%8.605.944.3625
Total1993-1998, 2000-2005209640.3157%8.605.944.3625

AFL: 10,417th player to appear, 550th most games played, 1,660th most goals kickedGeelong: 917th player to appear, 161st most games played, 163rd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 879th player to appear, 125th most games played, 313th most goals kicked

Geelong drafted Leigh Colbert from South Bendigo and, after making his AFL debut in 1993, he was quick to establish himself as a regular, and valued member of the team. Talented, courageous and persistent, he was equally effective in offensive and negating roles, with his best football often coming when opposed by some of the game's most noteworthy names. Chosen to represent Victoria in 1996, Colbert went on to play 105 AFL games for the Cats before deciding that he wanted to leave at the end of a 1999 season that had been a complete write-off after he seriously injured a knee. The 2000 season saw him lining up for the Kangaroos where, after struggling initially to produce his best form, he developed into a consistently handy contributor. He retired at the end of the 2005 season, with his 104 appearances for the Kangas giving him a career total of 209 AFL games.

Author - John Devaney


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