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Key Facts

Full name
Scott Direen

Known as
Scott Direen

Born
20 October 1972 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 215d
Last game: 24y 230d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; Norwood

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 43, 33, 18

Recruited from
New Norfolk (1993); Sydney (1998)

Scott Direen

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SydneyAFL1993-199752100.1940%8.885.792.750
NorwoodSANFL1998-2004114640.56
Total1993-2004166740.45

AFL: 10,423rd player to appear, 4,159th most games played, 4,992nd most goals kickedSydney: 1,240th player to appear, 321st most games played, 481st most goals kicked

Hobart-born Scott Direen had played 80 TFL games for New Norfolk when he was taken by Sydney at pick 95 in the 1992 National Draft. He was a consistently effective performer for the Swans, playing mainly in the back pocket, where his sublime delivery of the football often came under notice. However, somewhat surprisingly, after playing 52 AFL games and kicking 10 goals in five seasons, he was de-listed.

Norwood, one of the leading Australian football clubs outside the AFL, offered him a lifeline by procuring him ahead of the 1998 season. He repaid the club with some excellent football over the next seven seasons, whether playing as an on-baller or in defence. A club best and fairest in 2000, he was also selected to represent South Australia five times and made the Advertiser Team of the Year twice. The only significant honour to elude him was being part of a premiership team.

The Norwood phase of Scott Dineen’s playing career saw him play 114 SANFL games and kick 64 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; http://www.redlegsmuseum.com.au/ON_FIELD/PLAYERS/DIREENScott.aspx

Footnotes

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