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Key Facts

Full name
Stephen Paxman

Known as
Stephen Paxman

4 December 1970 (age 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 150d
Last game: 32y 290d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 94 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Port Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 28, 4
Port Adelaide: 14

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1997)

Stephen Paxman

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port AdelaideAFL1997-2003138200.1455%6.423.073.315

AFL: 10,231st player to appear, 337th most games played, 2,528th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,097th player to appear, 109th most games played, 250th most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 17th player to appear, 34th most games played, 81st most goals kicked

At his best, Stephen Paxman was one of the leading full backs in the AFL. Calm and unflappable, he routinely kept tight wraps on his direct opponent whilst intelligently marshalling his fellow defenders. He was a decent player for Fitzroy and developed into a star with Port Adelaide, winning the club’s best and fairest award in 1999. His time with the Lions encompassed the period between 1991 and 1996 during which he played 102 games and kicked 18 goals. He followed this with 138 games and 20 goals for the Power between 1997 and 2003.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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