|Birthdate ( Age)
||27 May 1971
||Wagga Wagga, Australia
||Former australian rules footballer
||Kevin Carey, Lynne Carey
|| $1 million - $5 million
Wayne Francis Carey may be a former Australian rules footballer who played with the North Melbourne Football Club and therefore the Adelaide Football Club within the Australian league (AFL).A dual-premiership captain at North Melbourne, four-time North Melbourne best-and-fairest (Syd Barker Medallist) and seven-time All-Australian, Carey is nicknamed "The King", or "Duck".
Early life and Family
The son of Kevin and Lynne,Carey was one among five children who grew up in Wagga Wagga , New South Wales.His mother and father separated when Carey was aged six, together with his mother taking four of the youngsters to Adelaide, living during a homeless shelter.According to Carey's autobiography, his father was a violent man who had hung out at Mannus Correctional Centre and was troubled by alcoholism.
A few months later, Kevin Carey retrieved the youngsters from his estranged wife and that they returned to Wagga Wagga .Carey played rugby league as a junior,and began playing Australian rules football at the age of eight. At the age of thirteen, Carey returned to Adelaide,where he attended The Heights School and played junior football for North Adelaide.
Wayne Carey Net Worth
Wayne Francis Carey may be a former Australian rules footballer and captain of North Melbourne who has Net Worth $1 million - $5 million.
Wayne Carey Wife and Relationship
Wayne Carey married his first wife Sally in 2001.The footy world was stunned in 2002 when it emerged Carey was having an affair with Stevens’ wife Kelli, a scandal that tarnished the AFL legend’s reputation and saw him move to Adelaide to end his career with the Crows.
Playing Career : In 1987, Carey was recruited by North Melbourne after their CEO, Greg Miller, met with the Sydney Swans' football department to debate the transfer to North Melbourne of John Longmire, a highly regarded junior key-position player. Once that deal was concluded, Miller then inquired about Carey who, like Longmire, was zoned to the Swans thanks to having lived in New South Wales. He made a token offer of $10,000 as a transfer fee, to which the Swans surprisingly agreed.As a 16-year-old, Carey made the move to Melbourne and played for the North Melbourne under-19s, where he starred in their 1988 premiership side under coach Denis Pagan.
After playing only four games in his debut year, Carey burst onto the scene in 1990 as a goal-kicking centre half-forward and as support to their full forward in Longmire. Carey immediately drew the eye of the football world and built a reputation early in his career as an aggressive, big marking and long kicking key position player. That year, Carey would become the 1990 season runner up in North Melbourne's best and fairest, behind Longmire.
Early in 1992 Carey considered leaving North Melbourne and returning to Adelaide thanks to internal unrest within the leadership of the club. He was convinced to remain by the coaching staff and, within the latter half the season, Carey began to point out signs that he was destined for greatness.In the last half of 1992 Carey would put a string of outstanding performances to shut the season out. By season's end Carey was dominating Centre Half Forward like nobody else within the league,his play trademarked by big marks and long goals. He finished the year with an impressive[according to whom?] 7 goal performance against Fitzroy and averaged 10 marks, 20 disposals and three .3 goals during North Melbourne's last 8 games.
Captaincy: 1993–2001 : As captain, Carey led North Melbourne to the finals for eight consecutive years from 1993 to 2000. This streak included seven straight preliminary finals, three grand finals and two premierships (1996 and 1999). During this eight-year period, Carey played 170 games, averaged 8 marks and 19 disposals per game and kicked 524 goals at 3.1 per game. He won three further club best and fairests, was a five-time club leading goal kicker, All Australian centre half forward seven times, including fourfold as captain and once as vice-captain, and he was named MVP by the AFL Players Association twice, in 1995 and 1998.
By 1996, Carey was about unanimously considered the simplest player within the AFL.He became known[by whom?] as a master of the pack mark and therefore the long goal. He again led the league in marks and contested marks and kicked a career high 82 goals in 1996, one among his most consistent seasons. He kicked a career high 11 goals against Melbourne in Round 17 – a game during which he also tallied 15 marks, 31 disposals and three tackles – and followed it up within the next game with 27 disposals and seven goals against Hawthorn. His 12 contested marks in round 17 broke his own record for the foremost contested marks during a game, which he set two years earlier and remains a record to the present day.
Going into 2001, his 13th season at North Melbourne and 9th as captain, Carey struggled to take care of consistent form as he battled various injuries.The physical nature of his play throughout his career began to require its toll on Carey's body, particularly his back, neck and shoulders and he wasn't ready to string quite 5 games together at any point during the season. After round 13, Carey had played just seven games and averaged only 11 disposals and a couple of .0 goals per game.
Adelaide Crows: for a few time, it had been unclear whether Carey would return to AFL football, but after the top of the 2002 season and a 12-month absence from football, Carey was signed by the Adelaide Crows where he played for subsequent two seasons.
Australian Football Hall of Fame : Carey was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2010. Although as he was eligible for induction in 2008, his off field troubles with drugs delayed his induction.
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