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Stephen Newport

Image DOB: 5 November 1965

Debut: Round 5, 1985 against Carlton at MCG
Last MFC Game: Semi Final 1990 against West Coast at Waverley

Games: 101 (140 total)
Goals: 58 (66 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
5404753.46


From: Dingley/Caulfield Grammar

Number: 48 1985, 34 1986-1990

Honours:
150 Heroes selection
Victorian state representative - 1989
Grand Final team - 1988
Under 19's Best and Fairest - 1984

Renowned for his fitness and endurance, Newport played in the 1983 Under 19's premiership before graduating to the reserves and ultimately the seniors. He debuted in 1985 as a late replacement against Carlton at the MCG. He wound up playing twelve games for the year and impressed.

In 1986 he played 18 games in his second season and ran equal fourth in the club's best and fairest. He emerged from a brief slump in 1987 to become a key part of Melbourne's heroic charge to the finals and in 1988 lined up in Melbourne's losing Grand Final.

Recognised as a tagger, he was given jobs on the biggest names, but was a prolific ball winner in his own right and in 1989 represented Victoria against Tasmania during a career best year where he ranked amongst the top kick getters in the league.

Traded to St Kilda for Rod Owen for the 1991 season, he was dumped at the end of 1992 but rejoined the Saints and played to the end of 1993.

Newport was a director in 1996 before resigning to become a full-time player welfare officer.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1985 1290
1986 18130
1987 920
1988 24110
1989 201510
1990 1880


Media
"Newport's negative role proves a positive success" - The Age 28/07/1989
"Senior AFL clubs clear the decks" - Canberra Times 05/11/1992
The Age - 24/11/1996

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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 25 April 2014 22:24:03 AEST by supermercado. (Version 19)

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