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Key Facts

Full name
Mark Weideman

Known as
Mark Weideman

Born
30 December 1961 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 116d
Last game: 22y 113d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
West Adelaide; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 31

Recruited from
West Adelaide (1981); Collingwood (1984)

Family links
Murray Weideman (Father)Sam Weideman (Son)

Mark Weideman

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West AdelaideSANFL1978-1980, 198451390.76
CollingwoodV/AFL1981-198428341.2154%6.183.003.140
Total1978-198479730.92

AFL: 9,249th player to appear, 5,646th most games played, 2,688th most goals kickedCollingwood: 815th player to appear, 469th most games played, 214th most goals kicked

Boasting exceptional talent as a youngster, Mark Weideman made his senior league debut for West Adelaide in 1978, aged just 16. He went on to play 51 SANFL games and kick 39 goals for the club in two stints, separated by a 28 game, 34 goal spell with Collingwood from 1981 to 1984. His time with the Magpies was soured by persistent leg injuries which had the effect of reducing his pace, the one feature of his play that was not impressive to begin with.

Between 1986 and 1989 Weideman rounded off his career with 36 VFA games and 12 goals for Coburg. He played mostly as a follower during this phase of his career whereas he had previously been more commonly used as a forward. He was a member of the Lions’ 1988 and 1989 flag-winning teams.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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