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Key Facts

Full name
Grant Tanner

Known as
Grant Tanner

24 July 1970 (age 53)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 301d
Last game: 27y 17d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Norwood; Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 10

Recruited from
Norwood (1994)

Grant Tanner

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,508th player to appear, 3,433rd most games played, 3,106th most goals kickedGeelong: 922nd player to appear, 259th most games played, 239th most goals kicked

Originally from Jervois, Grant Tanner rose through the ranks at Norwood before making his senior SANFL debut in 1989. A skilful, smooth moving utility with good disposal skills, he was highly thought of at the Parade, although his progress was sometimes undermined by injury. In 1992 he helped South Australia to a one goal win over Western Australia at Football Park. The last of his 66 games for Norwood came in the 1993 grand final in which the Redlegs slumped to a crushing defeat at the hands of Woodville-West Torrens.

From 1994 to 1997 he played 69 AFL games and scored 28 goals in an injury-inhibited stint with Geelong. He missed the Cats’ 1994 grand final loss to West Coast but recovered from a hamstring problem in time to play in the following season’s decisive clash with Carlton, when with 18 disposals he performed serviceably but could not prevent a hefty defeat. A knee injury sustained in 1997, which required a reconstruction, brought an end to his AFL career. He later made an attempt to resume with Norwood but could only manage 10 appearances for the twos.

Author - John Devaney


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