Tony McGuinness (footballer)

Tony McGuinness (footballer)

Infobox afl player

firstname = Tony
lastname = McGuinness

| birthdate = Birth date and age|1964|5|6|df=y
birthplace =
heightweight = 176cm / 76 kg
originalteam = Glenelg, (SANFL)
dead = alive
deathdate =
deathplace =
debutdate = Round 1, 1986
debutteam = Carlton
debutopponent = Hawthorn
debutstadium = Waverley Park
playingteams = Glenelg, (SANFL) (1981-1985)

113 games and 187 goals

Footscray, VFL/AFL (1986-1990)

109 games, 108 goals

Adelaide, AFL (1991-96)

113 games, 79 goals
coach = coach
coachingteams = Glenelg (1998-2000)
statsend = 2005
careerhighlights =

* Glenelg Best and Fairest: 1982
* Magarey Medallist SANFL: 1982
* Member of Glenelg premiership team 1985
* Footscray Best and Fairest 1987
* Adelaide Best and Fairest 1993
* Adelaide Club Captain: 1995-96
* All-Australian: 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993
* Represented South Australia 12 times
* SANFL Hall of Fame: inducted 2002
* Glenelg Hall of Fame

Anthony "Tony" McGuinness is a former Australian rules footballer who played as a rover in the SANFL and VFL/AFL in the 1980s and 1990s. His wife is National Nine News anchor Georgina McGuinness.

SANFL career

McGuinness proved his skills early in his career with leading SANFL club Glenelg, winning both the League's and Glenelg's Best and Fairest awards in 1982 at the tender age of 18. A dynamic and pacy left-footed rover he featured strongly in Glenelg's premiership win of 1985 over North Adelaide, kicking 2 goals.

VFL/AFL Career

Like his champion premiership team mate Stephen Kernahan, McGuinness then accepted the invitation to play in the financially more lucrative V/AFL competition in Victoria. McGuinness moved to the (then) Footscray Bulldogs.

Once again his skills as a rover were recognised, winning a club best and fairest award in 1987.

He went back home in 1991 to play with the newly formed Adelaide Crows. He became captain for the 1995 and 1996 seasons. Along with a number of other experienced players, he was delisted at end of the 1996 season by newly appointed Adelaide coach Malcolm Blight, ending his AFL playing career.

Post playing

He coached his former SANFL club, Glenelg, with little success in the period 1998-2000, finishing 9th, 4th, and 9th respectively.

Subsequently he commenced as an Assistant Coach at Port Adelaide Power AFL side in 2005. He resigned from this position at the end of the 2006 season, citing outside business interests and wanting to spend more time with his family [] .

Life after playing has seen McGuinness set-up the McGuinness-McDermott Foundation with fellow former Crow Chris McDermott. He also ran a sports retails business, Rowe and Jarman, which he sold to Amart All Sports in 2006.

External links

* [ SANFL Hall of Fame]
* [,%20Footscray,%20Adelaide) Fullpointsfooty bio]

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