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Key Facts

Full name
Steven Pitt

Known as
Steven Pitt

Born
22 July 1973 (age 49)

Occupation
Police officer

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 253d
Last game: 27y 330d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Norwood; Collingwood; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 16
Melbourne: 14

Recruited from
Norwood (1996); Collingwood (1997); Collingwood (2000); Melbourne (2002)

Steven Pitt

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
NorwoodSANFL1992-1995, 1997-1999, 2002138720.52
CollingwoodAFL199613141.0854%4.924.082.380
MelbourneAFL2000-2001520.4060%2.200.801.000
SANFL1992-1995, 1997-1999, 2002138720.52
AFL1996, 2000-200118160.8956%4.173.172.000
Total1992-2002156880.56

AFL: 10,679th player to appear, 6,786th most games played, 4,118th most goals kickedCollingwood: 967th player to appear, 666th most games played, 383rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,211th player to appear, 969th most games played, 799th most goals kicked

Despite an apparently laid back approach to his game Steven Pitt was a highly capable football, particularly renowned for the high quality of his aerial work. He made his league debut for Norwood in 1992 after previously playing for the under seventeens. After four years with the 'Legs he joined Collingwood but failed fully to establish himself, playing just 13 games in his one season with the club. 

Despite this disappointment he returned to the Parade a much better and more motivated all round player and his form probably peaked over the next couple of seasons. In 1997 he got to play in a premiership team and then in both 1998 and 1999 he earned selection in the prestigious Advertiser Team of the Year. His improved performances precipitated a second stab at AFL football, but in two seasons with Melbourne he managed to play just 5 games. 

The final phase of Steven Pitt's career took place back at the Parade in 2002 when he took his final tally of appearances with the club to 138 and the total number of goals kicked to 72. A measure of his dedication can be readily discerned from the fact that whilst playing in the SANFL he worked full time as a police officer, and on occasion he was required to take the field for the Redlegs not long after completing a night shift.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

http://www.redlegsmuseum.com.au/ON_FIELD/PLAYERS/PITT__Steven.aspx

Footnotes

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