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Key Facts

Full name
Bruce Tempany

Known as
Bruce Tempany

Born
22 December 1958 (age 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 248d
Last game: 24y 248d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 14

Bruce Tempany

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1977-198387330.3857%9.135.612.924
Total1977-198387330.3857%9.135.612.924

AFL: 8,952nd player to appear, 2,737th most games played, 2,753rd most goals kickedRichmond: 794th player to appear, 185th most games played, 213th most goals kicked

Bruce Tempany was a solidly framed (189cm, 85kg) utility whose play was infused with intelligence, creativity and vim. He was also an excellent kick. He joined Richmond from Essex Heights juniors, and then worked his way up through the ranks from the under 19s, eventually making his senior VFL debut in 1977. He went on to play 87 games for the Tigers and score 33 goals over seven seasons, totals which might have been considerably higher had he not succumbed so frequently to injury. He also played once for Victoria. After leaving the VFL scene behind he captain-coached Doncaster for a time and later played for Mitcham.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.