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Key Facts

Full name
Stephen Tingay

Known as
Stephen Tingay

13 August 1970 (age 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 231d
Last game: 28y 282d

Height and weight
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 52, 15, 2

Stephen Tingay

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,009th player to appear, 1,099th most games played, 1,290th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,107th player to appear, 48th most games played, 96th most goals kicked

Energetic, industrious and highly creative, Stephen Tingay was one of the best and most highly respected Melbourne footballers of the 1990s. Recruited from Shepparton, he made his VFL debut in 1989, and over the ensuing 11 seasons went on to play 162 games and kick 84 goals. His best season was 1994 when he finished second in Melbourne's best-and-fairest award and was chosen in the AFL All Australian team. In 2001, after being out of the game for a year with a hip injury, Tingay joined Sydney, but his injury problems persisted and he never played a senior game for the club.

Author - John Devaney


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