Games Played 98
Career 2002 - 2007
Guernsey Number 39
Date of Birth 06/08/1982
Martin Mattner earned his AFL opportunity in 2002, the same year he played a starring role in Sturt’s premiership win. After a couple of seasons as a fringe player he developed into a valuable wingman, and later half-back, for Adelaide. Known for his fierce tackling and dashing run from defence, Mattner was traded to Sydney two games shy of his 100th appearance.
That did not stall his career, however, he played 124 games and won a premiership with Sydney. Mattner retired in 2013, and coached Sturt to back-to-back premierships in 2016 and 2017.