27 November 1983 (age 39)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 198d
Last game: 32y 288d
Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 93 kg
North Melbourne: 42, 24, 11
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Michael "Spud" Firrito has played 230 games for North Melbourne since joining the Kangaroos in 2003. He made his AFL debut in round 12 on the 13 June 2003. He played 2 games that year and the following year received a Rising Star nomination. Although primarily a defender, he has been used by the Kangaroos as a tagger in the past.
Firrito had a career best year in 2007. He was the main defender for the Roos, with his bulky yet small frame attracting the big forwards of the game. After Glenn Archers retirement, Archer handed over his no. 11 guernsey to Firrito, who will now wear this number instead of his no. 24 he has worn since his debut in 2004. He has played over 150 AFL matches and all for North Melbourne Football Club.
Michael Firrito was selected by Mick Malthouse for 2008 International Rules series for Australia against Ireland. In the first Test, Firrito played as full back and right corner back before replacing Nathan Bock as goalkeeper for the second test, when he made many good saves despite conceding four goals.