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Key Facts

Full name
Stephen Wallis

Known as
Steve Wallis

Born
27 October 1964 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 150d
Last game: 31y 308d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 24

Family links
Mitch Wallis (Son)Josh Wallis (Son)

Steve Wallis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1983-1996261570.2250%13.027.384.2243
Total1983-1996261570.2250%13.027.384.2243

AFL: 9,410th player to appear, 207th most games played, 1,834th most goals kickedFootscray: 737th player to appear, 12th most games played, 114th most goals kicked

Footscray's Steve Wallis started his VFL career as a creative running centreman who combined with the likes of Doug Hawkins and Brian Royal to give the Bulldogs one of the most potent running brigades in the league. A prolific possession gatherer, he ran equal fourth in the Brownlow Medal voting in 1985, his third league season.

Renowned for his strong use of the body, Wallis began to take on more defensive roles as his career progressed. He was an excellent tagger, and could also do a highly effective job anywhere in the backlines. He captained Footscray in 1989, and represented Victoria on three occasions. Between 1983 and 1996 he played a total of 261 V/AFL games and booted 57 goals. He might be considered a trifle unfortunate to have missed selection in the Bulldogs' official 'Team of the Century'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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