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Key Facts

Full name
Scott Turner

Known as
Scott Turner

Born
31 May 1970 (age 52)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 296d
Last game: 29y 88d

Height and weight
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 99 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 41

Recruited from
Melbourne (1991)

Scott Turner

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondAFL1991-1999144330.2342%7.063.192.604
Total1991-1999144330.2342%7.063.192.604

AFL: 10,185th player to appear, 1,384th most games played, 2,761st most goals kickedRichmond: 935th player to appear, 78th most games played, 214th most goals kicked

Melbourne recruited Scott Turner from Ararat in 1989 but he never managed to break into the senior team, and was off-loaded to Richmond, where he thrived. Playing mainly as a full back, he boasted courage aplenty, allied to great mobility and a pronounced attacking bent. He sometimes looked a little clumsy in his approach but he was consistently effective. He played 144 VFL games for the Tigers and kicked 33 goals from 1991 to 1999. He was forced to retire somewhat prematurely, aged 26, after persistent knee problems dating back to the 1995 finals series.

Turner coached Hampden Football League club Warrnambool to premierships in 2000 and 2001 and later coached his original club Ararat.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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