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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Spargo

Known as
Paul Spargo

9 October 1966 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 341d
Last game: 26y 303d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 56, 31, 1
Brisbane: 15

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1993)

Family links
Bob Spargo Jnr (Father)Charlie Spargo (Son)Ricky Spargo (Uncle)Bob Spargo Snr (Grandfather)

Paul Spargo

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1985-1989, 1991-1992811091.3546%12.644.893.0711
V/AFL1985-1989, 1991-1993901181.3144%12.444.873.0411
Total1985-1989, 1991-1993901181.3144%12.444.873.0411

AFL: 9,659th player to appear, 2,704th most games played, 904th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 767th player to appear, 164th most games played, 64th most goals kickedBrisbane: 113th player to appear, 253rd most games played, 162nd most goals kicked

Son of former Footscray and West Perth player Bob Spargo junior, Paul Spargo was a highly skilled midfielder who played 81 V/AFL games and scored 109 goals for North Melbourne from 1985 to 1992. He spent the 1993 season with Brisbane, where he added a final nine games and nine goals to his respective career tallies. Spargo later coached Albury, steering the side to no fewer than five senior grade flags.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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