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Tony McGuinness

Games Played 113

Career 1991 - 1996

Debut 1991

Guernsey Number 11

Date of Birth 06/05/1964

Biography

Tony McGuinness had forged an impressive career with Footscray in the VFL/AFL prior to Adelaide’s arrival, and his return to SA was a boost for the inaugural roster.

The rover debuted for Glenelg as a 17-year-old in 1981 and in just his second season he won their best-and-fairest and the SANFL’s Magarey Medal. His 112-game career with the Tigers ended in 1985 with a premiership, before he moved to Footscray in Melbourne. After 109 games he had one best-and-fairest to his name plus three All Australian selections. Despite this the birth of Adelaide proved impossible to resist and McGuinness returned to SA at the end of 1990, keen to be involved in the new club from day one.

He kicked the Club’s first goal in a premiership game and that fast start set the tone for a terrific career. McGuinness was a Club Champion, two-time All Australian, and three-time Club Champion runner-up. After four years as a vice-captain he took over from McDermott as captain in 1995, leading the side until the end of his 113-game AFL career in 1996. McGuinness returned to coach Glenelg from 1998-200 and later worked as an assistant coach with Port Power.

Stats

SeasonNo.GamesGoalsBehindsKicksHandballsDisposalsMarksTackles
1991112117113481454932539
1992111926293371404773035
1993112312214771806575947
199411211483521485003846
1995111145136451811015
19961118617261813424126
Totals-113799119117392650203208

Awards

All Australian

All Australian

1992

All Australian

All Australian

1993

Malcolm Blight Medal

Malcolm Blight Medal

1993

Club Captain

Club Captain

1995-1996

AFC Life Member

AFC Life Member

1996

Team of the Decade (1991-2000)

Team of the Decade (1991-2000)

2001