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Key Facts

Full name
Rod Owen

Known as
Rod Owen

31 January 1967 (age 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 16y 54d
Last game: 25y 197d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Melbourne; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 27
Melbourne: 7
Brisbane: 5

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1991); Melbourne (1992)

Rod Owen

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1983-1984, 1986-1990601031.7225%9.773.423.487
V/AFL1983-1984, 1986-1992781431.8329%9.773.383.6512
Total1983-1984, 1986-1992781431.8329%9.773.383.6512

AFL: 9,401st player to appear, 3,096th most games played, 696th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,276th player to appear, 255th most games played, 58th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,122nd player to appear, 817th most games played, 317th most goals kickedBrisbane: 93rd player to appear, 253rd most games played, 112th most goals kicked

Aged just 16 years and two months when he made his senior VFL debut for St Kilda Rod Owen was prevented by persistent injuries from fully realising his potential. Over the course of an eight season stint with the Saints he only managed to register 60 games and 103 goals.

An extremely skilful half forward when fit and firing, he failed to achieve either status all that much during successive nine game stints with Melbourne in 1991 and Brisbane in 1992.

After departing the AFL scene Rod Owen embarked on something of a football pilgrimage which took in spells at Wanderers, Broadbeach, Noosa Tigers and Cheltenham. 

Author - John Devaney


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