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Martin Pike

Image DOB: 14 November 1972

Debut: Round 1, 1993 against Hawthorn at Waverley
Last MFC Game: Preliminary Final 1994 against West Coast at WACA

From: Ingle Farm/Norwood, Selection #9, 1992 National Draft

Number: 22 1993, 10 1994

Games: 24 (247 total)
Goals: 25 (126 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
1001441.66

Drafted as a defender after two senior seasons in the SANFL, Pike played as centre half-back in his first year before a spate of injuries forced Neale Balme to recast Pike as a forward in 1994. That year he played three finals and showed promise in his new role, but off-field incidents related to alcohol soured the end of his season, and he was traded to Fitzroy.

Pike played all 22 games for the Roys in their disastrous 1996 season and won their last ever Best and Fairest award but wasn't selected as one of the eight Lions players to transfer to the new Brisbane side. North Melbourne took a chance and picked him up for 1997. Pike had a solid year in a North side which finished third and was picked for the South Australian State of Origin side. In 1998 he played in a grand final, and landed a premiership the next season.

After a poor 2000 season punctuated with more discipline issues he was once again cut loose, and was this time thrown a lifeline by Leigh Matthews and the Brisbane Lions - who had said no to him just a few seasons before.
Pike became a reformed character in Brisbane and went on to play in their premiership hat-trick.

In 2006 and 2007 Pike coached Hastings of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League. In 2009 he became an assistant coach at the Northern Bullants VFL side and was senior coach of the Power House club in 2010 and 2011.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1993 801
1994 16250

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Premiership players at other clubs

Links
Redlegs Museum profile
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