Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Stephen Carter

Known as
Stephen Carter

5 February 1974 (age 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 52d
Last game: 23y 178d

Height and weight
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Port Adelaide Magpies; Port Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Port Adelaide: 36

Stephen Carter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port Adelaide MagpiesSANFL1991-2003172430.25
Port AdelaideAFL19971000.0060%4.801.102.000

AFL: 10,742nd player to appear, 8,266th most games played, 12,742nd most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 5th player to appear, 152nd most games played, 175th most goals kicked

Skilful and pacy, Stephen Carter seemed a ready-made AFL player when drafted by Port Adelaide ahead of the club’s ‘big time’ debut in 1997. However, he managed just 10 appearances for the year and was de-listed. Still obviously a player with plenty to offer he resumed with Port’s SANFL side and had played a total of 172 games and kicked 43 goals for them when he retired in 2003. (He had played his first SANFL game in 1991.) A premiership player with the Magpies on no fewer than five occasions, he played most of his football, including interstate games for South Australia, as a hard running, creative half back flanker.

Author - John Devaney


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