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Tony Campbell

Image DOB: 13 August 1967

Debut: Round 2, 1986 against St. Kilda at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 13, 1991 against Geelong at MCG

From: Camberwell Grammar

Number: 40 1986-1987, 4 1988-1991

Games: 75 (118 total)
Goals: 61 (65 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
3903652.00

Recruited in late 1985 to play in the Under 19's and initially used as a defender, Campbell was given his chance to play as the Demons key forward in 1988. Despite booting seven goals in the first round of the season his output dropped off, he was wracked with inaccuracy and he never kicked more than two again and ended the year in the backline.

Over the next three seasons he moved between attack and defence, kicking a career high 22 goals in 1990 but also playing two dominant games on Jason Dunstall at the end of the season. He played eight games exclusively as a defender in 1991 before his season was ended with shin splints. He was traded to Footscray at the end of the year.

Known for wearing gloves during games (and trying to sell replicas) Campbell played two seasons with the Dogs before leaving for America to try his hand at punting. When he failed to land an NFL contract he returned to Australian and played WAFL football for Perth in 1994 in an attempt to make the inaugural Fremantle squad.

His season was ruined when an achilles injury required season ending surgery, and in 1996 he returned to Victoria to play one last game with the Bulldogs.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1986 1250
1987 670
1988 17150
1989 14111
1990 18220
1991 810
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Semi Final 1989 Striking Not Guilty

Lists
Footscray
WAFL

Media
"Gut feeling casts young Demon into spearhead role" - The Age 15/04/1988
Canberra Times - 21/08/1991
"Campbell out for Year" - The West Australian 09/05/1994
The Age - 10/12/1995

Links
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 24 December 2015 15:58:02 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 23)

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