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Key Facts

Full name
Michael Dwyer

Known as
Mick Dwyer

16 November 1968 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 182d
Last game: 27y 268d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 20
Fitzroy: 20

Recruited from
Lyndale (1986); St. Kilda (1996)

Mick Dwyer

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1986-199580610.7638%11.636.313.3914

AFL: 9,708th player to appear, 2,711th most games played, 1,655th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,323rd player to appear, 181st most games played, 105th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,151st player to appear, 686th most games played, 586th most goals kicked

Mick Dwyer was an abundantly talented centreman who was prevented from realising his potential by a succession of injuries. He commenced with St Kilda in 1986 but managed only 80 appearances over the ensuing ten years. In 1993 he played just nine games yet still received eight Brownlow Medal votes, the second highest total of any St Kilda player. It was a similar story in other seasons, emphasising that here was a player of considerable ability.

In 1996 Dwyer crossed to Fitzroy but again struggled with injuries and played just eight games in what proved to be his last season in top grade football.

Author - John Devaney


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


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