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Stephen Powell

Image DOB: 7 September 1976

MFC Debut: Round 1, 2000 against Richmond at MCG
Last MFC Game: Semi Final 2002 against Adelaide at MCG

Games: 44 (142 total)
Goals: 43 (94 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
2701761.36


From: St. Kevins/Central U18/Western Bulldogs, trade for National Draft Selection #35 (Patrick Wiggins)

Number: 7 2000-2002

After two years on the Western Bulldogs supplementary list Powell was promoted to their senior side and played 30 games in three years - 21 of them coming in 1999. After 80 games for the Reserves over four years he finally found himself a regular spot, playing 21 straight games for the top four Dogs.

Given his emergence after years on the list it was a surprise that the Bulldogs then agreed to trade him to Melbourne at the end of the year in exchange for the #35 pick in that year's draft.

Seen as a replacement for the retired Todd Viney, Powell continued his good form with a breakout 2000 season in which he finished fourth in the Best and Fairest and was one of the best in his side's disappointing Grand Final loss.

At the end of the 2000 season he underwent an operation for Osteitis Pubis and a slow recovery that was initially supposed to see him miss the first few weeks of the season saw him eventually missed all of 2001. Powell returned for the 2002 season and was once again one of his side's best.

After a pay-dispute at the end of the 2003 season Powell walked out on Melbourne and was picked up for free by the St Kilda with the first selection of the pre-season draft. He remained with the Saints until 2006 when he retired.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2000 25323
2002 19113

Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
2002 Practice Match vs Sydney StrikingNot Guilty
Round 5, 2002 Striking2 matches
Round 16, 2002 Striking2 matches


Lists
St Kilda
Western Bulldogs

Media
"A Demon -stration of faith the Dog who was dumped deals with his devils" - The Sunday Age 07/11/1999
"Injured Demon still on mend" - Herald Sun 30/01/2001
"No bitterness for ex-Demon Powell" - The Age 27/06/2003

Links
Profile - melbfc.com.au - 2001
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 28 February 2015 16:09:41 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 17)

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