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Key Facts

Full name
Leonard Incigneri

Known as
Len Incigneri

3 January 1884

23 August 1964 (aged 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 238d
Last game: 31y 216d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Richmond; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 28, 25

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1908); Richmond (1913)

Family links
Matt Incigneri (Brother)

Len Incigneri

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1903, 1905200.000%0
V/AFL1903, 1905, 1908-1911, 1913-191597110.1133%0
Total1903, 1905, 1908-1911, 1913-191597110.1133%0

AFL: 907th player to appear, 2,445th most games played, 4,701st most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 132nd player to appear, 1,197th most games played, 1,081st most goals kickedRichmond: 8th player to appear, 254th most games played, 547th most goals kickedMelbourne: 289th player to appear, 439th most games played, 492nd most goals kicked

A tough, astute footballer, Len Incigneri overcame a faltering start to his league career with South Melbourne to do justice to his ability with his two subsequent clubs. He played just two VFL games with South, one in 1903 and the other two years later. He reappeared in the VFL with Richmond in 1908 when it made its league bows, and he ended up playing 62 games in four seasons for he club. In his final season he was the side's captain coach. He also achieved selection in the VFL interstate team which competed in the 1911 Adelaide carnival.

Incigneri's final stint in league football came from 1913 to 1915 when he added another 33 VFL games for Melbourne. His career ended in somewhat dramatic fashion when he was suspended for eight matches after poleaxing a South Melbourne opponent. The incident occurred towards the end of the season, and Incigneri never played again. He had spent the 1914 season as Melbourne's captain.

Len Incigneri was capable of playing in a number of positions but was best known, and probably most effective, as a defender.

Author - John Devaney


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