Scott Burns (footballer)

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Scott Burns
Personal information
Full name Scott Burns
Date of birth (1974-12-23) 23 December 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth South Australia
Original team Norwood (SANFL)
Height/Weight 181 cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–2008 Collingwood 265 (149)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2008 season.
Career highlights

Scott Burns (born 23 December 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for and captained the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Football career[edit]

Originally from Norwood Football Club in the South Australian National Football League, Burns was drafted by the Collingwood Football Club with the 90th selection in the 1992 National Draft. He made his début in 1995, two years after being drafted, after moving from South Australia. He played every game except one for the season. In 1996 when he came second in Collingwood's best and fairest award and also represented South Australia in State of Origin. In 1997 he suffered a groin injury which forced him to only manage fourteen games, and then early on in 1998 he missed most of the first half of the season due to a broken arm.

He was appointed vice captain in 1999. In 2001 he was once again forced out with re-occurring hamstring injuries, and was limited to eight games. Collingwood made the Grand Final in 2002 and Burns played a magnificent season, coming runner-up in the best and fairest once again. As a veteran of the club, he was only experiencing his first final when he played against Port Adelaide. He had 505 disposals for the season and was a dominant midfielder and forward, kicking twenty eight goals in the season. In 2003 he came third in the best and fairest. Injuries once again got hold of Burns in 2004 but he still managed to play nineteen games. He played every game in the 2005 season.

In March 2008, Scott Burns was appointed Collingwood captain for the 2008 season, replacing Nathan Buckley.

On 22 September 2008 Burns announced his retirement from AFL due to injury problems. He played a total of 265 games kicking 149 goals in his 14-year career.[1]

He was appointed to be an assistant coach of the West Coast Eagles on 4 October 2008.

On 8 October 2013, after missing out on the West Coast Eagles head coach job to Adam Simpson he accepted an offer to return to Collingwood as an assistant coach under head coach Nathan Buckley.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of career [2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1995 Collingwood 17 21 2 2 149 130 279 59 42 0.1 0.1 7.1 6.2 13.3 2.8 2.0
1996 Collingwood 17 22 8 7 243 147 390 107 49 0.4 0.3 11.0 6.7 17.7 4.9 2.2
1997 Collingwood 17 14 6 1 153 84 237 70 27 0.4 0.1 10.9 6.0 16.9 5.0 1.9
1998 Collingwood 17 14 9 4 185 122 307 63 32 0.6 0.3 13.2 8.7 21.9 4.5 2.3
1999 Collingwood 17 15 10 5 199 128 327 83 29 0.7 0.3 13.3 8.5 21.8 5.5 1.9
2000 Collingwood 17 20 10 7 220 135 355 123 33 0.5 0.4 11.0 6.8 17.8 6.2 1.7
2001 Collingwood 17 8 4 1 53 74 127 31 11 0.5 0.1 6.6 9.3 15.9 3.9 1.4
2002 Collingwood 17 25 13 5 250 211 461 115 95 0.5 0.2 10.0 8.4 18.4 4.6 3.8
2003 Collingwood 17 23 28 19 266 239 505 126 82 1.2 0.8 11.6 10.4 22.0 5.5 3.6
2004 Collingwood 17 19 17 10 163 145 308 83 41 0.9 0.5 8.6 7.6 16.2 4.4 2.2
2005 Collingwood 17 22 14 9 200 192 392 110 45 0.6 0.4 9.1 8.7 17.8 5.0 2.0
2006 Collingwood 17 20 11 5 213 216 429 123 47 0.6 0.3 10.7 10.8 21.5 6.2 2.4
2007 Collingwood 17 25 12 11 243 229 472 109 102 0.5 0.4 9.7 9.2 18.9 4.4 4.1
2008 Collingwood 17 17 5 4 179 164 343 81 71 0.3 0.2 10.5 9.6 20.2 4.8 4.2
Career 265 149 90 2716 2216 4932 1283 706 0.6 0.3 10.2 8.4 18.6 4.8 2.7

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Awards
Preceded by
Jon Hassall
Harry Collier Trophy
1995
Succeeded by
Simon Prestigiacomo
Preceded by
Gavin Crosisca
Wrecker Award
1996
Succeeded by
Gavin Crosisca