Essendon Playing List for 1997

(compare with the other club lists for 1997)

Experience
average 49.7 games
ranked 9th for the year

Age
average 23.5 years old
ranked 5th for the year

Goals
average 34.9 career goals
ranked 10th for the year

Brownlow Votes
average 7.3 career votes
ranked 13th for the year

# Player DOB Age Height Weight Games Prior Goals Prior Votes Prior Games 1997 Goals 1997 Votes 1997 Original Club Drafted Honours
1 Mark Harvey 11 Jun 65 31yr 184cm 87kg 200 169 26 6 1 0 Keilor AA: 1985, 1993; B&F: 1992; Prem: 1984, 1985, 1993
2 Mark Mercuri 21 Feb 74 23yr 178cm 77kg 79 115 16 11 12 2 Keilor Park Prem: 1993
3 Ryan O'Connor 27 Jun 74 22yr 192cm 107kg 33 27 1 16 12 2 Ulverstone #37 National 1991
4 Daniel McAlister 22 Aug 78 18yr 185cm 88kg 0 0 0 2 0 0 Smithton/​Tasmania U18 #5 National 1996
5 James Hird 4 Feb 73 24yr 188cm 90kg 88 149 40 7 18 3 Ainslie #79 National 1990 AA: 1995, 1996; Brownlow: 1996; B&F: 1994, 1995, 1996; Prem: 1993
6 Sean Wellman 20 Sep 74 22yr 193cm 90kg 43 9 2 22 2 0 St Paul's College (SA)/​North Adelaide
7 Chris Daniher 31 Mar 66 31yr 183cm 86kg 107 36 4 17 4 3 Ungarie Prem: 1993
8 Darren Bewick 21 Aug 67 29yr 178cm 81kg 167 264 54 5 2 0 West Perth Prem: 1993
9 Che Cockatoo-Collins 5 Mar 75 22yr 181cm 85kg 54 80 5 17 17 0 Cairns City JFC/​Port Adelaide (SANFL) #42 National 1992
10 Gary O'Donnell 12 May 65 31yr 181cm 85kg 206 77 33 20 8 1 North Ringwood B&F: 1993; Prem: 1993
12 Michael Symons 16 Sep 71 25yr 182cm 75kg 77 75 7 15 2 4 Subiaco #8 National 1991
13 Michael Long 1 Oct 69 27yr 178cm 80kg 126 99 43 5 4 2 St Marys/​West Torrens #23 National 1988 AA: 1988, 1995; Norm Smith: 1993; Prem: 1993
14 David Calthorpe 17 Aug 73 23yr 179cm 92kg 63 41 7 8 4 0 East Keilor/​North Ballarat Prem: 1993
15 Michael Prior 6 Sep 73 23yr 182cm 79kg 25 5 0 22 10 0 Noranda/​East Perth #3 National 1992
16 Paul Barnard 13 Feb 73 24yr 189cm 93kg 26 7 0 5 0 0 East Perth #32 National 1993
17 Robert Stevenson 14 Jun 76 20yr 188cm 82kg 6 0 0 5 0 0 Taylors Lakes/​Western U18 #19 National 1993
18 Matthew Lloyd 16 Apr 78 19yr 192cm 93kg 16 25 3 20 63 7 Avondale Heights/​St Bernard's College/​Western U18 Uncontr Comp 1994
19 Peter Somerville 8 Jul 68 28yr 195cm 98kg 121 86 23 13 1 1 Moe Prem: 1993
20 Peter Berbakov 22 Aug 73 23yr 188cm 90kg 17 0 0 11 10 0 Sunbury FC/​Essendon U19s/​Glenelg #58 National 1995
21 Dean Wallis 27 Aug 69 27yr 190cm 91kg 75 29 1 11 0 3 Nhill Prem: 1993
22 Ben Doolan 10 Jan 73 24yr 181cm 95kg 72 10 9 11 1 0 Albury FC
23 Peter Cransberg 29 Jul 67 29yr 190cm 87kg 65 58 7 14 14 0 East Perth #39 National 1989
24 Joe Misiti 9 Nov 74 22yr 186cm 88kg 85 36 7 18 4 6 Keilor Park Prem: 1993
25 Scott Lucas 30 Dec 77 19yr 192cm 98kg 14 11 0 22 23 3 Camperdown/​Geelong U18 #4 National 1994
26 Chris Heffernan 29 Jan 79 18yr 187cm 81kg 0 0 0 3 0 0 Terang/​Geelong U18 #2 National 1996
27 Steven Alessio 8 Nov 71 25yr 203cm 106kg 69 76 9 9 11 0 St Joseph's College (North Melbourne)/​St Olivers
28 Andrew Bomford 19 Jul 74 22yr 184cm 89kg 0 0 0 3 2 0 North Shore (NSW) #22 Pre-Season 1993
30 Mark Fraser 4 Feb 71 26yr 183cm 78kg 58 27 1 11 5 0 Montmorency
31 Dustin Fletcher 7 May 75 21yr 198cm 93kg 75 22 9 16 9 4 PEGS/​Western U18 Father-Son 1992 Prem: 1993
32 Justin Blumfield 24 Nov 77 19yr 188cm 86kg 10 3 0 15 5 1 Tuggeranong #62 National 1994
33 Blake Caracella 15 Mar 77 20yr 186cm 85kg 0 0 0 17 25 3 St Mary's (NFL)/​Parade College/​Northern U18 #10 National 1994
35 Barry Young 26 Jun 70 26yr 183cm 93kg 100 55 5 6 3 0 St Arnaud/​Assumption College
36 Danny Morgan 20 Aug 74 22yr 178cm 84kg 11 2 2 5 0 0 Boolarra/​Northern U18 #87 National 1990
37 Andrew Ukovic 23 Nov 78 18yr 189cm 79kg 0 0 0 5 2 0 West Coburg/​Northern U18 #31 National 1995
38 Sean Denham 29 Apr 69 27yr 177cm 80kg 137 54 22 22 8 0 Melton South Prem: 1993
39 Damien Hardwick 18 Aug 72 24yr 180cm 82kg 50 9 3 15 3 3 Upwey-Tecoma/​Springvale/​St Joseph's College (Ferntree Gully)/​North Melbourne U19s #87 National 1992
42 Jason Johnson 25 Jan 78 19yr 180cm 85kg 0 0 0 3 0 0 Kilmore/​Assumption College/​Calder U18 #28 National 1996
44 Matthew Watson 2 Dec 76 20yr 199cm 98kg 0 0 0 1 0 0 Warragul/​Gippsland U18/​Essendon Reserves #54 National 1996
46 r Gary Moorcroft 16 Apr 76 21yr 173cm 86kg 1 0 0 11 7 2 Reservoir/​Preston/​Northern U18 #45 National 1994 Morrish: 1994
47 Ricky Olarenshaw 1 Feb 73 24yr 179cm 80kg 45 10 6 15 2 0 Keilor/​PEGS Prem: 1993
48 Matthew Banks 20 Jul 76 20yr 199cm 103kg 0 0 0 2 1 0 Ringwood/​Eastern U18 #33 Pre-Season 1994
Tim Williams 22 Sep 75 21yr 194cm 94kg 0 0 0 0 0 0 East Perth #21 National 1996
Paul Hills 20 Sep 72 24yr 185cm 78kg 63 11 7 0 0 0 North Ballarat #93 National 1988 Prem: 1993
r Mark Johnson 23 May 78 18yr 179cm 83kg 0 0 0 0 0 0 Calder U18 #12 Rookie 1996
r Andrew Ramsden 27 Jan 74 23yr 0 0 0 0 0 0 Old Trinity #42 Rookie 1996
r Andrew Henderson 3 Oct 76 20yr 0 0 0 0 0 0 Uni Blues #72 Rookie 1996
r Damien Franken 19 Jun 74 22yr 192cm 82kg 0 0 0 0 0 0 Donvale Delisting 1993
r Luke Trew 17 Feb 78 19yr 184cm 79kg 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wodonga FC/​Murray U18 #14 National 1995