DOB: 7 April 1970
Debut: Round 2, 1991 against Fitzroy at Princes Park
Last Game: Round 18, 1993 against Brisbane Bears at MCG
Number: 57 (1989 Reserves), 58 (1989 Reserves), 48 (1991), 9 (1992-1993)
Under 19s Best and Fairest - 1989
Reserves leading goalkicker - 1990
Reserves Premiership player - 1993
Statistical categories led:
Most goals in jumper 48
The forward debuted in the Under 19's during 1988. He then returned to Epping, before rejoining the Demons in 1989 and winning that year's Under 19s Best and Fairest. He earned himself a spot on the senior list in the 1990 Reserves finals, kicking nine goals against Footscray in the Semi Final.
Given his chance in the senior side after Melbourne's disastrous two goal Round 1, 1991 performance against the Eagles, Cuthbertson contributed two goals in each of his first two games before going goalless in the round 4 win over Carlton. Lucky to hold his place, it led to an amazing three weeks. In Round 5, the 21-year-old booted seven goals against North Melbourne in what remains Melbourne's equal highest score in a game. To prove it wasn't a fluke he kicked another seven the next Saturday at Waverley Park. Suddenly the talk of the footballing world, Cuthbertson had another five at the MCG the next week against Brisbane, and 23 goals in his first six games.
From there he had just six more goals in ten games, overshadowed by the sudden emergence of Allen Jakovich at full-forward. After a brief switch to defence he was back in the Reserves by Round 13.
He kicked five goals in 11 games in 1992 and nine in five in 1993 before leaving the club. His best goalkicking feat in a Demon jumper had been booting 13 in a reserves final against Richmond, but despite his goalkicking feats in that game he was still delisted at the end of the year.
After training at Hawthorn in the 1994 pre-season but not being picked up, Cuthbertson returned to Epping and played there. He also trained with Fitzroy before the 1995 season, then joined North Ballarat in 1998. He played there through 1999, later returning to Epping before joining Montmorency.
Age - 26/04/1991
Canberra Times - 22/06/1991
Age - 19/10/1993
Age - 27/02/1994
Age - 10/01/1995
Age - 05/04/1998