Malcolm Robert "Mal" Michael (born 24 June 1977) is a Papua New Guinean born former Australian rules footballer. He is notable for his successful professional career in the Australian Football League. In a career spanning 238 games and three clubs in two Australian states he is best known as a triple premiership full-back with the Brisbane Lions. Michael is recognised as being one of the best Queensland produced Australian rules footballers of all time, being named on the AFL Queensland Team of the 20th Century.

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  • Malcolm Robert "Mal" Michael (born 24 June 1977) is a Papua New Guinean born former Australian rules footballer. He is notable for his successful professional career in the Australian Football League. In a career spanning 238 games and three clubs in two Australian states he is best known as a triple premiership full-back with the Brisbane Lions. Michael is recognised as being one of the best Queensland produced Australian rules footballers of all time, being named on the AFL Queensland Team of the 20th Century. He is possibly the only Australian rules footballer who is better known in a country other than Australia, maintaining a high profile in Papua New Guinea, and he is credited by many to have inspired the boom in playing numbers of Australian rules football in Papua New Guinea. In April 2009, The Guardian described him as one of Papua New Guinea's "living national icons", along with politician Michael Somare and philosopher Bernard Narokobi. (en)
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  • 1977-6-24
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  • Michael in Essendon colours
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  • * 3× AFL premiership player 2001, 2002, 2003 *AFL Rising Star nominee: 1997 * Harry Collier Trophy 1997
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  • #2, 2006 Pre-season Draft,
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  • Kenmore Bears Jnr AFL Club / Morningside
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  • 2008 (xsd:integer)
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  • 1997 (xsd:integer)
  • 2001 (xsd:integer)
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  • Total
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  • Australian rules footballer (en)
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  • Malcolm Robert "Mal" Michael (born 24 June 1977) is a Papua New Guinean born former Australian rules footballer. He is notable for his successful professional career in the Australian Football League. In a career spanning 238 games and three clubs in two Australian states he is best known as a triple premiership full-back with the Brisbane Lions. Michael is recognised as being one of the best Queensland produced Australian rules footballers of all time, being named on the AFL Queensland Team of the 20th Century. (en)
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  • Mal Michael (en)
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