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Key Facts

Full name
Stewart Loewe

Known as
Stewart Loewe

Born
23 May 1968 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 1d
Last game: 34y 100d

Height and weight
Height: 194 cm
Weight: 108 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Australia

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 50, 23

Stewart Loewe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1986-20023215941.8542%10.494.657.80126
AustraliaIR1990300.00
Total1986-20023245941.83

AFL: 9,714th player to appear, 54th most games played, 35th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,325th player to appear, 4th most games played, 4th most goals kicked

Recruited from Mt Eliza, Stewart Loewe made his VFL debut with St Kilda in 1986, and scored a goal with his first kick. Almost preternaturally strong overhead (it was said his hands were the biggest in football), he topped the league in marks in 1990, 1993, 1996 and 1997. He was also a competent player at ground level, but his kicking sometimes let him down. Nevertheless, he booted 594 goals in 321 games, and topped the Saints' goal kicking list in 1995 and 1996, when he spent a lot of his time at full forward.

An AFL All Australian in 1991 and 1992, Loewe won St Kilda's best and fairest award on one occasion and was runner-up four times. Wholeheartedly committed to the Saints' cause, he was co-captain along with Nathan Burke from until 1998. He was still producing highly effective football up until the time that he chose to leave the AFL at the end of the 2002 season. He later played for Old Haileyburians in the VAFA.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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