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Key Facts

Full name
Benedict John Vigona

Known as
Benny Vigona

Born
9 October 1958 (age 65)

Senior clubs
South Fremantle

Recruited from
St. Mary's (NT) (1977)

Family links
Ronnie Burns (Nephew)

Benny Vigona


ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. Mary's (NT)751321.76
South FremantleWAFL1977-19861652191.33
Total1977-19862403511.46

After commencing his senior career with St Marys, where he won back to back best and fairest awards, Benny Vigona moved to South Fremantle in 1977 and rapidly developed into one of the WANFL competition’s most exciting talents. Initially used mainly either on a wing or at half forward, he boasted sublime ball skills, explosive pace, and a penchant for the spectacular. 

Later in his career he was shifted to a half back flank with considerable success, reinforcing his undoubted ability with a new found consistency in the process. In a decade with South, Vigona amassed 165 league games and represented Western Australia on four occasions.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion

Footnotes

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