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Key Facts

Full name
Stephen Newport

Known as
Stephen Newport

Born
5 November 1965 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 171d
Last game: 27y 184d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 48, 34
St. Kilda: 1

Recruited from
Melbourne (1991)

Stephen Newport

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1985-1990101580.5753%12.374.543.5110
St. KildaAFL1991-19933980.2164%10.314.972.511
V/AFL1985-1993140660.4756%11.794.663.2411
Total1985-1993140660.4756%11.794.663.2411

AFL: 9,607th player to appear, 1,496th most games played, 1,637th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,070th player to appear, 164th most games played, 133rd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,374th player to appear, 387th most games played, 491st most goals kicked

Stephen Newport made his was up through the ranks at Melbourne, playing in the club’s 1983 under nineteens team and then spending timer in the reserves before making his senior debut in 1985. By 1986 he was a first choice senior player. Boasting enormous stamina he was a tagger par excellence, albeit one who also racked up numerous possessions himself. When the Demons emerged as a league force for the first time in more than two decades Newport was a prime mover. He was one of their best players in the drought-breaking 1987 finals campaign and also played well the following year when the Dees reached the grand final. He was a Victorian state of origin representative against Tasmania in 1989.

Prior to the 1991 season Newport was traded to St Kilda where he added 39 games and 8 goals to the 101 games and 58 goals accumulated at Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; http://demonwiki.org/Stephen+Newport

Footnotes

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