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'Poison'

Phil Poursanidis


Career: 1988-1989
Debut: Round 6, 1988 vs St Kilda, aged 19 years, 364 days
952nd Carlton Player
Games: 3
Goals: 3
Guernsey No. 49 (1988 - 1989).
Last Game: Round 22, 1989 vs Brisbane, aged 21 years, 117 days
Height: 192cm
Weight: 87kg
DOB: 9 May, 1968

Poursanidis was seen as a key forward prospect when he was recruited from the Paramount Football Club in the mid-eighties, he would play two seasons with the Carlton thirds and captained the team during the 1987 season. The highlight of his time at Carlton came when he kicked eight goals in a Reserves Grand Final win in a twenty point win against the Saints.

He was given three senior games at full-forward over 1988 and 1989, but could only manage three goals. Although he was a good mark, he was considered only as a full forward and unfortunately was never tried in other positions. He made his debut in the same game as Gerard Butts and Michael Garvey.

Poursanidis would later play a season at VFA club Preston before hanging his boots up at the age of 25.


Career Highlights

1986 - U/19's 4th Best & Fairest
1987 - U/19's 4th Best & Fairest
1987 - U/19's Captain
1987 - Reserves Premiership Player
1988 - Reserves Leading Goalkicker 40 goals (5th in the competition)

Blueseum: Summary of Poursanidis's playing career | Poursanidis' Blueseum Image Gallery

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