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Rod Owen

Image DOB: 31 January 1967

MFC Debut: Round 1, 1991 against West Coast at Subiaco
Last MFC Game: Round 10, 1991 against Adelaide at Football Park

From: Beaumaris/Melbourne Grammar/St. Kilda/Frankston

Number: 7 1991

Games: 9 (78 total)
Goals: 19 (143 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
60366.66

Debuted at the Saints in 1983 just after his 16th birthday, the 11th youngest player in league history, and was considered by some a brighter prospect than Tony Lockett. He injured his ankle in his first season and from then on suffered a number of injuries which restricted him to 69 games in eight seasons.

He was also renowned at Moorabbin as a hard-drinker and big punter, later confessing to losing $150,000 gambling. He'd miss training due to hangovers or if they clashed with race meetings he was interested in.

Having walked out on the Saints in July 1990 to join VFA side Frankston, Owen was traded to Melbourne for Stephen Newport. At 24-years-old he swore off the booze and kicked 19 goals in nine games before suffering a season knee injury in Melbourne's first trip to Football Park. He spent the rest of the season in the Reserves but couldn't make it back into the senior side.

He moved to the Brisbane Bears in 1992 where he played another nine games before retiring. Brisbane had been interested in drafting him in 1991 before the Demons organised a trade first

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1991 9193

Lists
Brisbane Bears
St Kilda
VFA

Notes
1991 Football Records refer to him as being from Kew Rovers/St Kilda

Media
Age - 03/07/1990
Age - 09/09/1990
Canberra Times - 13/06/1991
Age - 22/09/1991

Links
VFA Project profile
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 03 October 2019 15:22:06 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 19)

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