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Wayne Carey

Games Played 28

Career 2003 - 2004

Debut 2003

Date of Birth 27/05/1971


AFC Debut Number: 131               AFC Debut Game:  Round 1 v Fremantle, 2003
AFC Career Guernsey Number: 2

Regarded as one of the most talented AFL footballers of all time, Wayne Carey joined the Crows in 2003. He had missed the 2002 season after a public fall-out with the North Melbourne Kangaroos, who he captained in two premierships, played 244 games, kicked 671 goals, won four best and fairest awards and was a seven-time All Australian. In 2001 he was named as centre half-forward in North Melbourne’s Team of the Century.

Although he was in the twilight of his career, Carey still managed to have an impact and played an important role with Adelaide’s younger players.  He kicked four goals on debut for the Crows in 2003 and finished with 29 goals from 16 games. A month after kicking six goals against Essendon in 2004 a serious neck injury ended his career.