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Key Facts

Full name
Daniel Metropolis

Known as
Daniel Metropolis

17 March 1972 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 19d
Last game: 29y 140d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
West Coast; Fremantle

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 21, 8
Fremantle: 3

Recruited from
West Coast (2001)

Daniel Metropolis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West CoastAFL1992-1993, 1995-2000108460.4353%7.573.443.460
AFL1992-1993, 1995-2001114480.4251%7.573.403.450
Total1992-1993, 1995-2001114480.4251%7.573.403.450

AFL: 10,308th player to appear, 2,060th most games played, 2,124th most goals kickedWest Coast: 77th player to appear, 65th most games played, 66th most goals kickedFremantle: 87th player to appear, 204th most games played, 193rd most goals kicked

Daniel Metropolis played 108 games and kicked 46 goals for West Coast between 1992 and 2000. He is the son of former Subiaco premiership player Peter Metropolis, and played a total of 90 games for Subi himself prior to, during and for one season following his AFL career. After impressing early in that career he was blighted by inconsistency and could not hold down a regular place in the team. Nevertheless, the Eagles persisted with him, and in 1999 their faith paid off as he enjoyed a fine season, playing every game, and finishing in the top 10 in the club best and fairest count. Another solid season followed in 2000 but at the end of the year he was surprisingly traded to Fremantle. At this point he began to be beset by persistent hamstring problems, and only managed six games and a couple of goals in two seasons with the Dockers. He rounded off his career back at Subiaco and was a member of their 2003 losing grand final team.

Typically deployed as a forward at the outset of his time with West Coast, he was later transformed into a medium sized defender with a touch of class who went on frequent forward forays. Indeed, it was as a defender that he played his best football.

Author - John Devaney


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