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Key Facts

Full name
Michael Martin

Known as
Michael Martin

Born
25 February 1977 (age 45)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 84d
Last game: 23y 92d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Western Bulldogs; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Western Bulldogs: 23
Brisbane: 17

Recruited from
Western Bulldogs (2000)

Michael Martin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Western BulldogsAFL1995-199948180.3854%6.482.881.771
BrisbaneAFL20001000.0040%10.703.303.500
AFL1995-200058180.3152%7.212.952.071
Total1995-200058180.3152%7.212.952.071

AFL: 10,615th player to appear, 3,868th most games played, 3,882nd most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 852nd player to appear, 259th most games played, 289th most goals kickedBrisbane: 168th player to appear, 240th most games played, 317th most goals kicked

Winner of the 1994 Hunter Harrison Medal for best and fairest player in division two of the Teal Cup, midfielder Mick Martin was not surprisingly highly rated at that year’s National Draft, and he ended up being taken with the Footscray Football Club’s first selection. He made his AFL debut, aged 18, in round eight of the 1995 season, but struggled thereafter to retain his spot. He finally hit his straps in 1998 when he played every game for the year, including the Bulldogs’ two finals. However, after once again struggling to achieve selection in 1999 he was traded to Brisbane, where he started promisingly only to succumb to osteitis pubis midway through the 2000 season. He had played 10 of the Lions’ first 12 matches without kicking a goal. The Bulldogs phase of his career had seen him play 48 games and score 18 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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