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Key Facts

Full name
Steven Febey

Known as
Steven Febey

Born
19 August 1969 (age 53)

Place of birth
Devonport, TAS (7310)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 269d
Last game: 32y 14d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 21

Recruited from
Devonport (1988)

State of origin
TAS

Family links
Matthew Febey (Brother (Twin))

Steven Febey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1988-2001258400.1650%11.325.723.0921
Total1988-2001258400.1650%11.325.723.0921

AFL: 9,950th player to appear, 219th most games played, 2,405th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,102nd player to appear, 6th most games played, 189th most goals kicked

The only Melbourne player to appear in both of that club’s most recent Grand Finals (1988 and 2000), Steven Febey gave excellent service to the Demons in 258 senior games, many alongside his twin brother Matthew. Originally from Devonport, Febey at one stage appeared more likely to succeed at basketball than football but ultimately it was the oval-shaped ball which provided the greater allure. Not the most highly skilled of players Febey nevertheless gave greater value than most because of his courage, determination and immense discipline. Only five Melbourne players have exceeded his tally of games played.

Another career highlight for Steven Febey was plaing state of origin football for both his home state of Tasmania and Victoria.

He also played a handful of games for Sandringham which was operating at the time as Melbourne’s feeder club.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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