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Key Facts

Full name
Winston Errol Abraham

Known as
Winston Abraham

29 September 1974 (age 49)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 184d
Last game: 26y 182d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Perth; Fremantle; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Fremantle: 15
North Melbourne: 15

Recruited from
Fremantle (1998)

Winston Abraham

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
PerthWR1993-1994, 1996-199720251.25
North MelbourneAFL1998-2001721041.4469%
WR1993-1994, 1996-199720251.25

AFL: 10,547th player to appear, 2,170th most games played, 600th most goals kickedFremantle: 1st player to appear, 124th most games played, 41st most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 862nd player to appear, 194th most games played, 68th most goals kicked

Has magical skills across half forward and took the mark of the year in 1998. Always showed class with the Fremantle Dockers and, with better players around him at North last year, his status increased. Very dangerous, can make something out of nothing and his sharp eye netted him 40 goals in ‘98.¹

Winston Abraham was a lightning fast, abundantly talented footballer capable of the spectacular, but also quite volatile. Fremantle drafted him after he had played just eight WAFL games for Perth but his time at the Dockers proved somewhat disjointed as he suffered a broken leg and incurred a couple of suspensions. He was also prone to inconsistency, and after managing just 13 games in 1997 he was de-listed. Between 1995 and 1997 he played 38 AFL games and kicked 55 goals for Fremantle and was then picked up by North Melbourne, where he added 72 games and 104 goals from 1998 to 2001. The highlight of his time with the Kangas was participation in their 1999 grand final victory over Carlton. A knee injury sustained in the opening round of the 2001 season brought his career with North to a premature end.

Following his retirement as a player Winston Abraham served as an assistant coach of his original club Perth in 2006 and later coached Western Australian Sunday League side Kelmscott.

Author - John Devaney


1. 1999 Select AFL number 23.


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


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