Brenton Sanderson

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Brenton Sanderson
Personal information
Full name Brenton Sanderson
Date of birth (1974-02-27) 27 February 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team Sturt (SANFL)
Club information
Current club Adelaide
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1992–1993
1994
1995–2005
Total
Adelaide
Collingwood
Geelong
006 0(4)
004 0(1)
199 (29)
209 (34)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2012– Adelaide 47 (28–19–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2005 season.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2013.
Career highlights

As Player:

As Coach:

Brenton Sanderson (born 27 February 1974) is a former Australian rules football player and currently the senior coach of the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Sanderson moved from Sturt to Adelaide as one of their 10 concession picks. While at Sturt he injured his right leg and had to learn to kick left footed, this subsequently became his primary kicking foot. He finally made his debut in 1992 but had limited opportunities and played just 6 games until he moved to Collingwood. He played just 4 games with the club following two hamstring injuries during the year, but Sanderson once said he learned a lot about the right attitude to preparation and training, as he learned from living with Nathan Buckley.[1]

Geelong[edit]

In 1995 Sanderson moved to Geelong and reinvented himself as a half-back flanker, generating a lot of run out of defence. He had his best season in 2001, when he took out the Carji Greeves Medal as well as earning International rules selection.[1]

In 2005 before the finals series, Sanderson announced he would be retiring from AFL football. Unfortunately he went out following a heartbreaking loss in the Semi-final to Sydney.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Immediately after Sanderson's retirement from playing he moved back to Adelaide to become an assistant coach at Port Adelaide Football Club,[3] before heading back to Geelong to become an assistant coach in 2007.[4] On Monday 19 September 2011 Sanderson was appointed coach of the Adelaide Football Club ahead of red hot favourite Scott Burns and premiership captain Mark Bickley

Personal life[edit]

Sanderson was at the Sari Club, just hours before the 2002 Bali bombings killed 202 people. He is also a qualified pilot.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to end of career.
Season Team No. Games Goals Behinds Kicks Marks Handballs Disposals
1992 Adelaide 36 4 3 2 25 9 26 51
1993 Adelaide 36 2 1 1 11 7 13 24
Club Totals 6 4 3 36 16 39 75
1994 Collingwood 17 4 1 0 20 9 17 37
Club Totals 4 1 0 20 9 17 37
1995 Geelong 27 13 2 0 60 42 57 117
1996 Geelong 27 21 2 2 224 101 124 348
1997 Geelong 27 21 8 6 205 84 81 286
1998 Geelong 27 22 5 3 291 102 98 389
1999 Geelong 27 15 4 5 204 81 55 259
2000 Geelong 27 23 1 0 247 107 102 349
2001 Geelong 27 22 2 1 240 104 98 338
2002 Geelong 27 12 1 1 105 48 40 145
2003 Geelong 27 22 2 0 264 116 120 384
2004 Geelong 27 17 1 0 147 76 74 221
2005 Geelong 27 11 1 2 93 64 77 170
Club Totals 199 29 20 2080 925 926 3006
Totals 209 34 23 2136 950 982 3118

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 576. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. ^ Swans pull off unlikely win, Cats go out
  3. ^ Sanderson backs Port's young guns
  4. ^ Gullan, Scott (7 November 2006) Bomber labels Cats review 'crappy'; Herald Sun
  5. ^ Russell, Dwayne (2 March 2003) Sanderson sets sights

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mark Bickley (caretaker)
Adelaide Football Club coach
2012–present
Incumbent
Awards
Preceded by
Steven King
Carji Greeves Medal
2001
Succeeded by
Steven King