DOB: 20 May 1955
From: Jacana/North Melbourne/South Melbourne
Number: 32 1981-1986
Games: 88 (149 total)
Goals: 13 (52 total)
Zantuck joined Melbourne in 1981 but was hampered by hamstring injuries early in his career with the Demons, and was restricted to seven games in his first season. He became a regular in 1982 with 16 games, and only missed one match in 1983. In 1984 he dropped back to 14 games, and was involved in a fiery bust-up with coach Ron Barassi at 3/4 time of Round 14, 1984. It was later revealed that the incident had started after he had looked directly at Barassi while the coach was berating his team for not looking at him.
Zantuck was a regular again in 1985 before drifting out of the side in 1986 and retiring after playing just nine games. In 1987 he stayed at the club and served as a specialist coach. He is one of the few VFL/AFL players to have appeared in over 100 senior and Reserves games during his career.
Coached St Bernard's in 1996.
|Round 13, 1982||Striking||2 matches|
Age - 24/12/1989
Amateur Footballer - Week 6, 1996