Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Leon Cameron

Known as
Leon Cameron

2 September 1972 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 218d
Last game: 30y 363d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 18
Richmond: 15

Recruited from
South Warrnambool (1990); Western Bulldogs (2000)

Leon Cameron

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,101st player to appear, 235th most games played, 993rd most goals kickedFootscray: 811th player to appear, 48th most games played, 93rd most goals kickedRichmond: 1,014th player to appear, 195th most games played, 181st most goals kicked

Originally from Warrnambool Leon Cameron was an elusive, fleet of foot, long kicking centreline player or defender who provided both Footscray and Richmond with many games of fine service. His career with the Bulldogs commenced in 1990 and lasted ten seasons, during which he played 172 games and kicked 68 goals. A consistently eye-catching performer, he won a club best and fairest award in 1993, but after an uncharacteristically lack lustre 1999 he was traded to Richmond. The Tigers had no reason to regret the deal as Cameron was an excellent player for them in 84 games in four seasons, during which he booted 40 goals. He retired at the end of the 2003 season whilst still perfectly capable of playing high quality football. Since retiring as a player Leon Cameron has embarked on a coaching career highlighted by his tenure as senior coach of Greater Western Sydney since 2014.

Author - John Devaney


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