Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Anthony Daniher

Known as
Anthony Daniher

21 January 1963 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 94d
Last game: 31y 196d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 90 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 19
Essendon: 6

Recruited from
Sydney (1987)

Family links
Terry Daniher (Brother)Neale Daniher (Brother)Chris Daniher (Brother)Darcy Daniher (Son)Joe Daniher (Son)

Anthony Daniher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,246th player to appear, 365th most games played, 1,342nd most goals kickedSydney: 1,094th player to appear, 118th most games played, 113th most goals kickedEssendon: 924th player to appear, 133rd most games played, 337th most goals kicked

One of four Daniher brothers to play VFL football Anthony Daniher was originally recruited by South Melbourne as a wingman but soon developed into a champion full back. Daniher continued to play for the Swans when they controversially re-located to Sydney in 1982 and all told he played a total of 115 games for the club over the course of six seasons. 

In 1987 Daniher joined brothers Chris and Terry at Essendon and over the next few years he played probably the best football of his career culminating in selection in the inaugural AFL All Australian team in 1991. An excellent mark and a booming kick - often utilising the by this stage somewhat unfashionable torpedo punt - Anthony was the tallest (at 191cm) and heaviest (90kg) of the Danihers; along with Terry he achieved membership of the league's '200 Club', and together with all three of his league football playing brothers he represented New South Wales in state of origin football.

Author - John Devaney


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