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Key Facts

Full name
Todd Viney

Known as
Todd Viney

Born
30 March 1966 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 363d
Last game: 33y 151d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Sturt; Melbourne; Australia

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 12

Recruited from
Sturt (1987)

Family links
Jay Viney (Brother)Jack Viney (Son)

Todd Viney

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SturtSANFL1985-198645300.67
MelbourneV/AFL1987-1999233920.3947%11.538.363.4255
AustraliaIR1998-1999200.00
Total1985-19992801220.44

AFL: 9,780th player to appear, 366th most games played, 1,159th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,091st player to appear, 12th most games played, 86th most goals kicked

As a youngster, Todd Viney exhibited at least as much if not more talent at tennis as he did at football. However, it was to football that he devoted most of his energies as a senior sportsman, making his league debut with Sturt in 1985, and going on to play a total of 45 SANFL games and boot 30 goals in two seasons before joining Melbourne. 

Between 1987 and 1999 Viney gave the Demons great service as a hard-running, extremely slick on-baller or wingmen, happily switching between attacking and negating roles as the need arose. He won Melbourne's best and fairest award on two occasions, captained the side in 1998-9, and was an AFL All Australian in 1998. Neither the quickest nor most naturally skilful of players, his immense stamina and resolve enabled him to compete successfully against players of ostensibly greater talent. He played a total of 233 V/AFL games and kicked 92 goals as well as representing South Australia on four occasions.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion

Footnotes

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