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Key Facts

Full name
Steven Kretiuk

Known as
Steven Kretiuk

Born
4 July 1972 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 338d
Last game: 31y 57d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Western Bulldogs

Jumper numbers
Western Bulldogs: 46, 35

Steven Kretiuk

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Western BulldogsAFL1992-2003170110.0653%6.604.263.364
Total1992-2003170110.0653%6.604.263.364

AFL: 10,341st player to appear, 968th most games played, 4,818th most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 826th player to appear, 49th most games played, 373rd most goals kicked

Originally from St Alban’s, Steven Kretiuk played for Footscray/Western Bulldogs for twelve seasons (1992-2003) but, because of being sidelined by injury so frequently, he only managed 170 senior appearances, booting 11 goals.

A tough, courageous, hard at both ball and man defender, he might be said to have typified the Bulldogs’ style and approach of the time. He clearly demonstrated what an important player he was to the team in 1994 when he enjoyed an injury-free sequence of 24 games, and ran second in the club’s best and fairest voting.

Between 2008 and 2012 Kretiuk was coach of TAC Cup team Western Jets. Since 2014 he has coached Hoppers Crossing in the Western Region Football League.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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