| Gordon Fode|
182 cm / 87 kg
| (1971-08-05) 5 August 1971 (age 44)|
St Francis Football Club
#5, 1996 Pre-season Draft
Gordon Fode Wikipedia
Gordon Fode (born 5 August 1971) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Fode made his debut as a 17-year-old in the last round of the 1988 VFL season. He went on to play all 22 games the following season, before hamstring injuries restricted him to only 4 games in the next three seasons. A move forward during the 1993 AFL season saw him kick 17 goals from 11 matches, and he was tipped to be an important player in St Kilda's future. However, after only nine games in 1994 and 5 in 1995 he was delisted by St Kilda. Hawthorn drafted Fode with the 5th selection in the 1996 Pre-season Draft, but he never managed a senior game for Hawthorn.
He retired from the AFL at the end of the 1996 AFL season and attempted to switch sports to play soccer, trying out for the Melbourne Knights. Fode had played soccer as a junior, and his father Marko Fode was a state representative goalkeeper, but he was overlooked for a contract with the Knights.