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Single gamer

Michael Aitken

Career: 1985
Only Game: Round 12, 1985 vs Footscray, aged 25 years, 154 days
Carlton Player No.929
Games: 1
Goals: Nil
Guernsey No. 13
Height: 187cm
Weight: 83kg
DOB: 12 January, 1960






Listed at 187cm in height and weighing 83 kilos, Aitken played the one & only game for Carlton in 1985.

Recruited from Claremont, Michael was also a doctor (thus his nickname 'Doc'), like another one gamer Sam Smart, and Aitken was required at his first training run to stitch up Rod Austin's head.

He was a member of the 1986 Reserve Premiership side where he scored a goal in the grand final and also finished 2nd in the Reserve Best and Fairest in 1986. Over the 1985 and 1986 seasons Michael played 35 reserve games and scored 8 reserve goals.

He was one of the three Carlton players offered to the new Brisbane team for the 1987 season and Brisbane complained as Michael had gone overseas to continue his studies and one other Bruce Reid had retired.

Career Highlights

1985 - Reserves Most Improved Award
1986 - 2nd Reserves Best & Fairest
1986 - Reserves Premiership

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