Matthew Campbell (Australian footballer)

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This article is about the former Brisbane footballer and current commentator. For the current North Melbourne footballer, see Matt Campbell (Australian footballer).
Matthew Campbell
Personal information
Full name Matthew Campbell
Date of birth (1964-01-30) 30 January 1964 (age 50)
Original team North Adelaide
Height/Weight 188 cm / 93 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987-1993 Brisbane Bears 79 (28)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1993 season.

Matthew Campbell (born 30 January 1964) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian and Australian Football Leagues (VFL/AFL) and is now an AFL match commentator for Fox Sports.[1]

Football career[edit]

Campbell was recruited from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club North Adelaide, and made his senior VFL debut with the Brisbane Bears in their inaugural match in 1987. Campbell made a name for himself as a quick wingman, and went on to play 79 games for the club (and kick 28 goals) between 1987 and 1993. His career highlights include being selected as goalkeeper in International Rules Tests against Ireland in 1987 and 1990.

Media career[edit]

Following his retirement from football, Campbell has worked primarily as a television sports commentator, particularly for Australian rules football, first with the Seven Network, then Fox Footy. Originally based in Brisbane, he moved to Melbourne in early 2002. Campbell has also performed as an MC at sporting events, most commonly at boxing matches, including the Anthony Mundine-Darmel Castillo fight on 2 February 2005.

In January 2006, Campbell was a replacement host on SEN 1116's Hungry for Sport program, but the closure of Fox Footy in October 2006 left him without regular TV commentary work. In 2007 he provided occasional commentary for ABC-TV telecasts of the Victorian Football League Match of the Day.

With the sudden death of friend and former colleague Clinton Grybas in early 2008, Campbell joined the Fox Sports regular AFL commentary team.

In the late 2000s he became a spokesman for online Australian sports betting agency Sportsbet.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musical chairs in TV battle for AFL supremacy". The Advertiser (News Corporation). 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Suns hot favourite for spoon

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