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30 March 1966 (age 57)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 363d
Last game: 33y 151d
Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 92 kg
Sturt; Melbourne; Australia
Jay Viney (Brother)Jack Viney (Son)
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AFL: 9,780th player to appear, 374th most games played, 1,172nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,091st player to appear, 12th most games played, 89th 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