Wayne Carey is a former North Melbourne and Adelaide footballer who many regard as one of the greatest players of all time. A strong, powerful key forward, Carey commanded a presence in the forward line of which some times he would play one-out on his own.
The centre-half forward played the majority of his career at North Melbourne, becoming captain in 1993 and leading the Roos to a dominant decade that included two premierships in 1996 and 1999.
Hailing from the New South Wales country town of Wagga Wagga, Carey played football for North Adelaide as a teenager before being recruited by North Melbourne in 1987.
Debuting as an 18-year-old in 1989, the youngster played just 4 games in his first season but burst on the scene the following year, finishing second in the Kangaroos best and fairest award, behind the seasons Coleman Medalist and fellow forward John Longmire.