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Key Facts

Full name
Stephen Icke

Known as
Stephen Icke

7 March 1956 (age 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 50d
Last game: 31y 133d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 36
Melbourne: 11

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1982)

Family links
Laurie Icke (Father)

Stephen Icke

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1975-1981120330.2865%10.935.123.4337
MelbourneV/AFL1982-1985, 198778170.2238%8.519.293.8623
V/AFL1975-1985, 1987198500.2555%9.986.763.6060
Total1975-1985, 1987198500.2555%9.986.763.6060

AFL: 8,736th player to appear, 671st most games played, 2,047th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 672nd player to appear, 101st most games played, 178th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,032nd player to appear, 222nd most games played, 337th most goals kicked

Stephen Icke was the son of former North Melbourne defender Laurie Icke. He too commenced his league career with North, for whom he played 120 VFL games between 1975 and 1981. Versatile, useful overhead, and abundantly skilled, he played in numerous positions during his time with the Kangas, but like his father he appeared to display his best form when stationed on the half back line. When North overcame Collingwood in the replayed 1977 Grand Final Icke lined up on a half forward flank, as he had in the original drawn Grand Final.

In 1982 Icke, who was still only 26 and at the height of his prowess as a player was somewhat surprisingly sold to Melbourne where he continued to display consistently good form in a final 78 VFL games over half a dozen seasons. He won the Demons' best and fairest player award in 1982. Another career highlight was his selection in several Victorian interstate teams.

Author - John Devaney


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