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Tony Elshaug

Image DOB: 19 July 1960

Debut: Round 21, 1979 against St. Kilda at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 17, 1983 against Sydney at SCG

Games: 66 (137 total)
Goals: 92 (171 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
1605024.24


From: Bentleigh

Number: 50 1979, 33 1980-1983

Honours
Victorian state player - 1980
Under 17's Best and Fairest - 1977

"Trout" Elshaug worked his way through the Under 19's and Reserves to make his debut as a rover aged 19-years-old. He played for Victoria in his second season and was with the Demons for four years before walking out at the end of his contract. The club had already floated swapping him to Collingwood for a player midway through 1982.

At the end of 1983 he declared that he was disenchanted at Melbourne and wanted to move clubs. I've felt that my career is heading nowhere and I feel I can do a lot better he told The Age in November that year. He had seen his season ended by a knee injury and looked to move elsewhere where he could contend for a premiership.

Essendon signed him for 1984 and he played in their 1985 premiership team amongst 65 games before injuring his knee in a Reserves game late in the 1987 season. He spent a final year with Collingwood, not playing until late in the season as he recovered from the injury.

St Kilda drafted his in the 1989 Pre-Season draft but he did not play a game for the Saints and moved to the VFA with Dandenong where he captain/coached the Redlegs to the 1991 premiership.

In 1992 he was a regional manager for the Eastern Ranges Under 18s side, before joining North Melbourne as a full-time development coach in 1993. He was then promoted to assistant under Denis Pagan in 1994 and remained in the job until 2002. He followed Pagan to Carlton and was an assistant there until 2006 before joining St Kilda where remained until midway through the ((2010) season. He returned to the Saints as a recruiting manager in 2011.

Elshaug represented Melbourne in the 1980 and 1981 Grand Final Sprint, finishing third in 1981.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1979 210
1980 202910
1981 18242
1982 12130
1983 14252


Lists
Collingwood
Essendon
Grand Final Sprint
Premiership players at other clubs
VFA

Media
The Age - 20/05/1982
"Dons chase Elshaug" - The Age 04/11/1983
"Elshaug snaps a knee ligament - out a year" - The Age 12/08/1987

Links
Collingwood Forever profile
Wikipedia profile

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