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Key Facts

Full name
Mark Gale

Known as
Mark Gale

7 May 1976 (age 47)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 63d
Last game: 25y 61d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Fremantle; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Fremantle: 37, 35
St. Kilda: 37

Recruited from
Fremantle (2001)

Mark Gale

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaAFL20011330.2315%6.466.313.080

AFL: 10,640th player to appear, 2,900th most games played, 3,624th most goals kickedFremantle: 39th player to appear, 75th most games played, 99th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,474th player to appear, 751st most games played, 753rd most goals kicked

After playing just half a dozen senior games for Claremont in 1994 Mark Gale was drafted by Fremantle ahead of the club’s debut season in the AFL. Initially, he struggled to break into the team on a regular basis, but from 1997 he became a first choice senior player. When not selected by the Dockers he continued to play for Claremont, except for the 1999 season when he played two games for South Fremantle.

The 2000 season brought a sudden and sharp dip in both form and fitness resulting in his being de-listed and nominating for the draft. He was picked up by St Kilda for whom he played 13 games and kicked three goals in 2001 to add to the 71 games and 18 goals posted with the Dockers. His various stints with Claremont saw him play a total of 54 games and boot 23 goals.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article;


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