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Key Facts

Full name
John Schneebichler

Known as
John Schneebichler

23 July 1958

9 March 2020 (aged 61)

Senior clubs
South Adelaide; Glenelg

Recruited from
South Adelaide (1988)

John Schneebichler

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South AdelaideSANFL1975-19872343511.50

Boasting from the start an unkempt appearance that soon almost became his trademark, whilst almost certainly belying the true extent of his commitment and ability, John Schneebichler was a workmanlike and thoroughly dependable league footballer who enjoyed a successful 14-season, 259-game, 377-goal SANFL career at two clubs. All but 25 of those games (and 26 of those goals) were played/scored for South Adelaide, where he rose through the ranks before making his senior debut in 1975. 

Capable of playing in a variety of positions, he carried out whatever function was asked of him with a minimum of fuss and plenty of fortitude and grit. He was a member of the Panthers’ losing Grand Final team against Port Adelaide in 1979, and was the club’s leading goal kicker with 65 goals in 1983. After captaining South in his last three seasons at the club he crossed to Glenelg, hoping to play in a premiership team, but although the Bays reached the Grand Final, they were vanquished by Port Adelaide. In addition to his club games, John Schneebichler played five times for South Australia.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion


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