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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Prymke

Known as
Paul Prymke

8 December 1970 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 109d
Last game: 25y 148d

Height and weight
Height: 194 cm
Weight: 98 kg

Senior clubs
West Torrens; Woodville West Torrens; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 19

Paul Prymke

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West TorrensSANFL1989-19903890.24
Woodville West TorrensSANFL1991-199364300.47

AFL: 10,471st player to appear, 4,316th most games played, 8,182nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,153rd player to appear, 343rd most games played, 798th most goals kicked

Hailing from Mildura, Paul Prymke was a highly capable defender whose career was ultimately short-circuited by injury. He commenced with West Torrens in 1989 which was the club’s second to last season and played 38 games before continuing with Woodville West Torrens in 1991. After 64 games with this fresh incarnation of the Eagles he was picked up by Melbourne in 1994. Highly regardced within the club he was sometimes under-estimated by opponents. In 1995 he finished third in the Demons’ best and fairest count but over the next couple of seasons he was confronted by injury problems which limited him to just four games in 1996 and none whatsoever the next, which proved to be hist last.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main


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