Wayne Carey (born 27 May 1971) is a former Australian Rules football player who represented North Melbourne (1989-2001) and Adelaide Crows (2003-2004) in the AFL. He is known to be one of the greatest players to have ever played Australian rules football.
Greatest Sporting Achievements
Wayne Carey played two AFL Premierships and won two AFLPA MVPs. He was part of the All Australian team seven times and the captain of four games.
He became North Melbourne’s Best and Fairest in 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1998 and the club’s leading goal-kicker five times, from 1995 to 1996 and 1998 to 2000.
He was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame, North Melbourne Hall of Fame and became North Melbourne team of the century captain. In 1998, Wayne Carey was awarded the Michael Tuck medal. He also represented and became captain of New South Wales/ACT in 1993, Vice Captain of Southern NSW/ACT Team of the Century and became captain of Australia in 1998.
Why Was He So Good?
He is North Melbourne’s top goal-kicker until this day. On the field, he was as an aggressive, big marking and long kicking key position player. Wayne Carey is recognized not only as one of the greatest footballers of his era, but as one of the greatest players of all time.
What You May Not Know
- Wayne Carey played rugby league during his childhood and started playing Australian Rules football at the age of eight. He played junior football for North Adelaide when he was thirteen.
- Carey became captain of North Melbourne from 1993 to 2001.
- He was often criticized for his behavior on and off the field. He was reported and suspended and even had a charge of sexual assault off the field.
- Carey voluntarily became assistant coach for Carlton Football Club and Collingwood Football Club.
He retired due to a persistent neck injury.
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