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Key Facts

Full name
Scott Simister

Known as
Scott Simister

Born
24 February 1973 (age 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 110d
Last game: 20y 123d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 42

Scott Simister

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneAFL1993320.6767%5.004.002.670
Total1993320.6767%5.004.002.670

AFL: 10,432nd player to appear, 10,961st most games played, 8,179th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,149th player to appear, 1,104th most games played, 796th most goals kicked

After playing 18 games and scoring 71 goals with VFA club Springvale in 1992 Scott Simister was drafted by Melbourne, having earlier played some reserves football with St Kilda, and undertaken a pre-season with Collingwood. He failed to establish himself with the Demons, playing just three games and kicking two goals in 1993 before crossing to West Adelaide, where he was the club’s top goal kicker in 1994-5-6, his only three seasons in South Australia.

In 1997 Simister joined Peel Thunder, which was taking its bows in the Westar Rules competition. He struck the best form of his career, heading the club’s goal kicking list in 1997-8-9 and 2002, and all told registering 219 goals in 91 games from 1997 to 2000 and in 2002-3. He spent the 2001 season playing in the VFL for Frankston. His last port of call in league ranks was East Fremantle where he added 10 games and 41 goals in 2004.

Simister’s interstate career comprised just one forgettable match as he played for a West Australian combination which slumped to a humiliating defeat at the hands of Tasmania in 1997.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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