Wayne Carey

Number: 18
Nickname: Duck/King Carey/Roo Boy

Height: 192
Weight: 94
Birthdate: 27/05/71
Debut: 1989
Previous Clubs: North Adelaide (SA)

Season Games: 25
Games: 187
Season Goals: 80
Goals: 491
Finals: 15

1996 Premiership Player (captain)
1995, 1998 Ansett Cup Premiership Player (captain)
1998 Michael Tuck Medallist
1993 (c), 1994, 1995, 1996 (vc), 1998 (c) All Australian Player
AFL Players' Association Most Valuable Player 1995, 1998
Club Best And Fairest 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998
North Melbourne Captain 1993-
North Melbourne Leading Goalkicker 1995, 1996, 1998
1990 State of Origin NSW
1992 State of Origin SA
1988 North Melbourne U-19 Premiership
All Australian Teal Cup

First Game: Round 11, 1989 v Fitzroy

Wayne Carey has been the inspirational captain of the side since 1993. Regarded as one of the finest players in the AFL, Carey capped off his many achievements in football by leading the team to the 1996 Premiership. Carey has been compared to other great centre-half-forwards such as the late E.J. Whitten, an honour in itself.

Carey is a natural match winner with supreme confidence. His strong marking and ferocious attack on the ball is his greatest asset.

Carey's 11 goals, 15 marks and 31 possessions against Melbourne received the accolades of it being one of the greatest performances of all time.

For the trivia buffs, Carey's first played senior football wearing number 40.

Carey was appointed captain in 1993. By the end of 1997 he had already captained North in 102 of his 162 games played. He may go close to matching Stephen Kernahan's record of most games as captain.

 


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