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Key Facts

Full name
Anthony Free

Known as
Tony Free

27 June 1969 (age 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 49d
Last game: 26y 305d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 49, 30

Tony Free

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,884th player to appear, 1,599th most games played, 2,148th most goals kickedRichmond: 900th player to appear, 90th most games played, 157th most goals kicked

Tough, resolute and extremely physical in his approach to the game, centreman Tony Free was a shining light at Richmond during a generally dire time for the club. A best and fairest winner in 1989 and 1993, he captained the club from 1994 until forced into premature retirement with a knee injury two years later. Between 1987 and 1996 he played 133 V/AFL games and kicked 46 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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