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Matthew Liptak

Games Played 116

Career 1991 - 1999

Debut 1991

Guernsey Number 27

Date of Birth 30/04/1970

Biography

After only one year in the SANFL with Glenelg, Matthew Liptak was snapped up by Adelaide where he juggled medical studies and football commitments at the highest level. After making his AFL debut midway through 1991, Liptak soon became a regular in the line-up as a small forward/rover.

Hamstring and thumb injuries held him back in 1995, but once he graduated with a medical degree he quickly recorded his 100th Club game and won the Club Champion in 1996 – even while working 70 hours a week as a doctor. Recurring injuries soured the finish to his career, and he missed both premierships. He retired, aged 29, and shared his farewell game with team-mate Rod Jameson and coach Malcolm Blight in the last minor round of the 1999 season.

Stats

SeasonNo.GamesGoalsBehindsKicksHandballsDisposalsMarksTackles
1991271217111141062202913
1992272228252192244434723
1993272028202081613695329
1994271920101401382784027
19952787479641432320
1996272215132292494786551
1997277958347130366
1998272 - -1061623
199927441331750176
Totals-11612889111510122127312178

Awards

Malcolm Blight Medal

Malcolm Blight Medal

1996

AFC Life Member

AFC Life Member

1999

Team of the Decade (1991-2000)

Team of the Decade (1991-2000)

2001