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Michael Collica
Collica
DOB
9/07/1977
Height
185 cm
Weight
85 kg
Junior club
East Fremantle/East Fremantle Power JFC
Arrived
Traded from Hawthorn at the end of the 2000 season along with Richard Taylor, for pick 21 (Nick Ries)
Number
22 (2001 – 2003)
19 (2004)
Debut
Round 1 2001 vs Geelong
(131st Eagles player)
Games
50
Goals
2
B&F Top 10
1 (2001)
Best Finish
2nd (2001)
Last app.
Round 21 2003 vs Melbourne
Departed
Delisted at the end of the 2004 season
Other clubs
East Fremantle (WAFL) 1996-1998, 2001-2006
Hawthorn (AFL) 1999-2000
Box Hill (VFL) 2000

A dependable defender originally from East Fremantle, Collica played a couple of seasons at Hawthorn before returning home to link up with ex-Hawks coach Ken Judge.

Hawthorn careerEdit

Collica won a WAFL premiership with the Sharks in 1998 before being drafted by Hawthorn. He played 30 games in two seasons with the Hawks before being traded back west at the end of the 2000 season (along with another Hawk, Richard Taylor) to be reunited with Judge, his former East Freo and Hawthorn coach.

West Coast careerEdit

Perhaps alone amongst all of the recycled players that were brought to the club in 2001 (Taylor, Prior, Carroll…), Collica was a consistent contributor in his first season in blue and gold. He played every game and finished runner-up to Ben Cousins in the club champion award. The following year he again played every game, including the elimination final loss to Essendon.

After an injury-interrupted start to 2003 Collica added only 5 more games to his total, with his 50th (and, ultimately, final) game for West Coast coming in a late-season win over Melbourne. He had another injury-plagued season in 2004 and was not able to force his way into the side.

Post-AFL careerEdit

After being delisted at the end of the 2004 season, Collica played on with East Fremantle for two more years before retiring.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G
2001 22 1 1 153 91 111 264 72 28 EF 0
2002 23 1 1 124 74 80 204 72 18 0
2003 5 0 0 22 11 25 47 15 4 10 2
2004 0 15 4
Tot 50 2 2 299 176 216 515 159 50
Avg 0.0 6.0 3.5 4.3 10.3 3.2 1.0

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/M/Michael_Collica.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Collica

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/152