14 October 1959 (age 62)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 279d
Last game: 26y 292d
Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 89 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 9,190th player to appear, 2,060th most games played, 5,960th most goals kickedEssendon: 878th player to appear, 160th most games played, 533rd most goals kickedGeelong: 863rd player to appear, 760th most games played, 1,068th most goals kicked
Stephen Carey was an old style defender - tough, hard at the footy and in quite obvious thrall to the game's physical aspects. He began his senior playing career with North Launceston, winning a club best and fairest award in 1979, and helping the side to a premiership the same year. In 1980 he joined Essendon where he spent six and a bit seasons, playing 105 VFL games and kicking six goals. He was a member of the Bombers' 1985 flag-winning combination having missed the previous year's victorious grand final with injury. He was also a member of Essendon's 1984 night series premiership-winning side.
Early in the 1986 season Carey was controversially off-loaded to Geelong where he added a final seven VFL games, and no goals. He finished his playing career in the SANFL with West Torrens with whom he made just half a dozen senior appearances in 1988.
Author - John Devaney