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Key Facts

Full name
Martin Christensen

Known as
Martin Christensen

10 September 1965 (age 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 201d
Last game: 26y 227d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 47, 15
North Melbourne: 21

Recruited from
Geelong (1992)

Family links
Damien Christensen (Brother)Allen Christensen (Nephew)

Martin Christensen

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1985-1988, 1990-199169180.2651%9.484.942.875
North MelbourneAFL1992210.5050%
V/AFL1985-1988, 1990-199271190.2751%9.414.892.835
Total1985-1988, 1990-199271190.2751%9.414.892.835

AFL: 9,578th player to appear, 3,311th most games played, 3,752nd most goals kickedGeelong: 848th player to appear, 254th most games played, 314th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 818th player to appear, 952nd most games played, 729th most goals kicked

From Lara, Marty Christensen joined Geelong and performed solidly, without ever quite becoming a first choice senior player, in 69 V/AFL games from 1985 to 1991, scoring 18 goals. Typically used either on the wing or across half back, he crossed to North Melbourne in 1992, but failed to establish himself, playing just a couple of games in his first season, and none in 1993. Christensen also played for St Mary’s in the NTFL during the summer months and was a member of back to back premiership-winning teams in 1993-4 and 1994-5. He was a joint winner in 1995-6 of the competition’s best and fairest award, the Nichols Medal.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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