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22 November 1969 (age 53)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 207d
Last game: 31y 277d
Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 93 kg
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AFL: 10,134th player to appear, 1,201st most games played, 1,271st most goals kickedSydney: 1,196th player to appear, 64th most games played, 84th most goals kicked
Recruited from Nelson Bay, Troy Luff made his senior AFL debut with Sydney in 1990. An excellent high mark, he was also extremely quick, making him more than capable of holding down a variety of positions. However, it is probably as a strong-marking, rebounding defender that he played his most impressive football, and for which he is best remembered.
Selected on a half forward flank in Sydney's 1996 Grand Final team Luff booted two goals and was one of the Swans' best in their 43 point loss to North Melbourne.
After quitting the AFL, Luff joined Balmain and won a Phelan Medal and club best and fairest award in 2002. He also coached the club from 2002 to 2004. In 2003, he was placed at centre half back in Balmain's official 'Team of the Century'.
In 2005 Troy Luff embarked on a new phase of his career when he was appointed playing coach of UNSW-Eastern Suburbs.
Author - John Devaney