25 October 1964 (age 59)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 305d
Last game: 28y 195d
Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 70 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 9,559th player to appear, 2,655th most games played, 770th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 758th player to appear, 203rd most games played, 70th most goals kickedCarlton: 971st player to appear, 611th most games played, 262nd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,394th player to appear, 1,088th most games played, 617th most goals kicked
Of extremely slight build at Mark Arceri 170cm and 70kg Mark Arceri was a quintessential rover with a keen goal sense. He commenced his senior career in the VFA club Williamstown before being picked up by North Melbourne, the club at which he would produce his best and most consistent football. After registering 70 VFL games and 102 goals with North between 1984 and 1990 he crossed to Carlton where he added another 17 games and 26 goals in 1991-2. His time with the Blues was arguably most memorable for his feat in kicking his team's only goal of the match in a 41 point loss to Footscray at the Western Oval. Things could have been even worse as the goal came just seconds before full time.
The 1993 season saw Arceri at St Kilda where he added a final five AFL games and five goals before spending the 1994 season, his last in senior football, back at original club Williamstown, where he played 12 games - his first at senior level in the VFA - and kicked 21 goals for the year.
Author - John Devaney