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David Calthorpe
Personal information
Full name David Calthorpe
Date of birth (1973-08-17) 17 August 1973 (age 49)
Original team(s) East Keilor
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–1998 Essendon 092 (58)
1999 Brisbane Lions 009 0(2)
2000 Kangaroos 013 (10)
Total 114 (70)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Calthorpe (born 17 August 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon, the Brisbane Lions and the Kangaroos in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Calthorpe was an on-baller and in his first ever State of Origin game for Victoria won the E. J. Whitten Medal. For the Bombers he played 92 games from his debut in 1992, winning a premiership medal in his second season. He was picked up by Brisbane at pick one in the 1999 Pre-Season Draft but only played 9 games for the club before moving to the Kangaroos in 2000 for what turned out to be his final season of football.

He is best remembered for a solo play late in the third quarter of the 1993 AFL Grand Final where he collected the ball from the centre bounce and within 10 seconds had goaled from 55 metres out, effectively killing the game as a contest.

Statistics

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Legend
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Goals
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Kicks
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Disposals 
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Tackles
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Behinds 
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Handballs 
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Marks
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game) Votes
G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
1992 Essendon 48 2 2 3 9 3 12 0 1 1.0 1.5 4.5 1.5 6.0 0.0 0.5 0
1993 Essendon 48 11 10 14 80 63 143 25 15 0.9 1.3 7.3 5.7 13.0 2.3 1.4 0
1994 Essendon 14 17 13 13 176 113 289 46 33 0.8 0.8 10.4 6.6 17.0 2.7 1.9 3
1995 Essendon 14 17 9 10 168 74 242 42 14 0.5 0.6 9.9 4.4 14.2 2.5 0.8 3
1996 Essendon 14 16 7 13 141 50 191 24 19 0.4 0.8 8.8 3.1 11.9 1.5 1.2 1
1997 Essendon 14 8 4 3 69 55 124 27 6 0.5 0.4 8.6 6.9 15.5 3.4 0.8 0
1998 Essendon 14 21 13 10 264 112 376 92 24 0.6 0.5 12.6 5.3 17.9 4.4 1.1 8
1999 Brisbane Lions 48 9 2 0 63 21 84 18 4 0.2 0.0 7.0 2.3 9.3 2.0 0.4 0
2000 Kangaroos 17 13 10 3 53 43 96 14 19 0.8 0.2 4.1 3.3 7.4 1.1 1.5 0
Career 114 70 69 1023 534 1557 288 135 0.6 0.6 9.0 4.7 13.7 2.5 1.2 15

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