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Key Facts

Full name
Scott Camporeale

Known as
Scott Camporeale

11 August 1975 (age 47)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 234d
Last game: 32y 15d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Woodville West Torrens; Carlton; Australia; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 16
Essendon: 17

Recruited from
Woodville West Torrens (1995); Carlton (2006)

Scott Camporeale

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Woodville West TorrensSANFL199415130.87

AFL: 10,567th player to appear, 261st most games played, 385th most goals kickedCarlton: 1,001st player to appear, 21st most games played, 28th most goals kickedEssendon: 1,057th player to appear, 574th most games played, 562nd most goals kicked

Scott Camporeale played 252 games for Carlton and Essendon between 1995 and 2007. 

Picked up by Carlton at pick No. 15 in the 1994 AFL Draft, Camporeale quickly established himself as a quality running midfielder for the Blues. As an outside player his dash was an important part of Carlton's 1995 premiership winning side, and he was very impressive in his debut season.

In 2000 along with Carlton's great year he won the Robert Reynolds Trophy best and fairest award and All-Australian selection. He and Anthony Koutoufides (until his injury late in the year) were the stars for the Blues in 2000.

As the team slid down the ladder, so did Camporeale's performances, to an extent. Following the loss of quality inside players at Carlton such as Brett Ratten, Adrian Hickmott and Darren Hulme, Camporeale's run and effectiveness was not as damaging, but it was not only him, it was the entire team that was under-performing. He had an average year in 2005 when Carlton won the wooden spoon and was not good enough to demand the wage a player of his reputation wanted.

At the end of the 2005 season, Camporeale decided to quit Carlton. Carlton tried to make it difficult for him to leave, not releasing him to train with Essendon, his desired club, until as late as they could. He nominated for the pre-season draft, where, in a case of mind games, Mick Malthouse said he would ruin Essendon's plans of snapping-up Camporeale. However this was not the case and Essendon picked up Camporeale as expected on 13 December 2005 with pick 4 in the pre-season draft. Camporeale then debuted with Essendon in Round 1, 2006.

His career came to an end one game too early when he suffered a right knee injury in Round 21 2007. It occurred when he changed direction to tackle an opponment resulting with his knee bending and twisting the wrong way. He had successful ACL surgery on the knee. He played just 19 games for the Bombers in two seasons before retiring as a player.

Camporeale was an assistant coach at Essendon from 2008 to 2010. In October 2010, he joined the Adelaide Crows as a midfield coach replacing Todd Viney.




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