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Key Facts

Full name
Todd Curley

Known as
Todd Curley

Born
14 January 1973 (age 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 86d
Last game: 28y 231d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Western Bulldogs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 33
Western Bulldogs: 11

Recruited from
Collingwood (1996)

Todd Curley

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodAFL1994310.3367%1.672.670.330
Western BulldogsAFL1996-2001115470.4150%8.763.803.802
AFL1994, 1996-2001118480.4150%8.583.773.712
Total1994, 1996-2001118480.4150%8.583.773.712

AFL: 10,487th player to appear, 1,911th most games played, 2,082nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 947th player to appear, 984th most games played, 849th most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 858th player to appear, 104th most games played, 132nd most goals kicked

Todd Curley began and ended his playing career with West Perth, in 1991 and 2005 respectively, playing a total of 148 games and kicking 119 goals for the club. He was a member of the Falcons’ 1995 and 2003 premiership-winning combinations.

As regards the AFL portions of Curley’s career, he struggled somewhat at Collingwood in 1994, managing just three appearances for the year and ending up getting de-listed. After spending the 1995 season back home in Western Australia he nominated for the draft and was taken at pick 29 overall by the Western Bulldogs.

Between 1996 and 2001 Curley played 115 AFL games and booted 47 goals for the Bulldogs, mainly as a defender. After struggling somewhat early on he developed into a reliable footballer capable of taking on a variety of defensive roles, whilst also perfectly capable of ‘pinch-hitting’ in the forward lines when required. He had still been producing consistently useful football in 2001 when he was somewhat surprisingly de-listed, leaving him to complete his playing career with a four season stint back at West Perth. He later coached the Falcons and, more recently, South Fremantle.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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