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Key Facts

Full name
Paul Rizonico

Known as
Paul Rizonico

Born
16 February 1966 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 181d
Last game: 22y 187d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Port Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 32

Recruited from
Collingwood (1989)

Paul Rizonico

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1986-19881770.4147%7.824.592.000
Port AdelaideSANFL1989-1994102220.22
Total1986-1994119290.24

AFL: 9,744th player to appear, 7,004th most games played, 5,714th most goals kickedCollingwood: 883rd player to appear, 608th most games played, 515th most goals kicked

After struggling to make his mark at Collingwood (17 VFL games, seven goals, 1986-8) Paul Rizonico became a dual premiership player after moving to Port Adelaide. Used mainly as a defender by the South Australian Magpies, his 102 SANFL games for the club from 1989 to 1994 saw him boot 22 goals. He was a member of Port’s 1990 and 1992 premiership-winning teams. He hailed originally from Bundoora, a north eastern suburb of Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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