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Alex Silvagni

Career : 2017 -
Debut : Round 6, 2017 v Sydney Swans Aged 29 years & 212 days old
Carlton Player No. 1187
Games : 60 (7 at Carlton)
Goals : 10 (0 at Carlton)
Guernsey No. 44
Height : 192 cm (6 ft. 3 in.)
Weight : 92 kg (14 stone, 7 lbs.)
DOB : September 29, 1987

Alex Silvagni is a second cousin of Carlton legend and AFL full-back of the century Stephen Silvagni. A talented footballer in his own right, Alex took an unconventional path to his AFL career, bypassing the Under-18 TAC Cup to remain with the Haileybury College team that won the 2005 Associated Public Schools Premiership. In 2006 he joined the Casey Scorpions, and over the next three seasons developed into a key defender. When he was selected in the VFL Team of the Year in 2009, it prompted the Fremantle Dockers to snap him up at number 24 in that season’s Rookie Draft

Over the next seven seasons, Silvagni played 53 senior matches for the Dockers, including five finals. Although regarded as versatile and honest, he was delisted in 2016 - a casualty of Fremantle’s poor season. A few weeks later, Carlton surprised by calling his name at selection 23 in the 2016 Rookie Draft, and suddenly, Alex was firmly in line to become the fourth member of the Silvagni dynasty to wear the Famous Old Dark Blue.

Alex Silvagni is Jack Silvagni second cousin once removed.

Silvagni's original junior club was Berwick.


Alex's father Eric and Stephen Silvagni’s father Sergio are first cousins. Alex had been a keen Bluebagger for all of his life before Fremantle came calling, so his recruitment by Carlton late in his career has been a dream came true.

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