Games Played 37
Career 1991 - 1993
Guernsey Number 25
Date of Birth 30/01/1961
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Renmark’s Mark Mickan was a late starter in the VFL/AFL despite winning three best and fairest awards at West Adelaide. He was West’s skipper in 1986 and he became the then Brisbane Bears’ first captain in 1987.
An All Australian ruckman with the Bears in 1988, Mickan was Brisbane’s leader for three years. But after playing just two games in 1990 he joined the newly formed Adelaide Crows and revived his career in spectacular fashion. Although he missed the Crows’ first three games, Mickan went on to win Adelaide’s inaugural Club Champion award. He played only two AFL games in 1993, although he won West’s best and fairest for a fourth time before retiring.
He had two stints as an assistant coach at Adelaide and coached SANFL clubs Woodville-West Torrens, Glenelg and West Adelaide, whom he guided to the 2015 premiership. He was inducted to the SA Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
AFC Team of the Decade 1991-2000