Todd Viney

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Todd Viney
Personal information
Full name Todd Viney
Date of birth (1966-03-30) 30 March 1966 (age 48)
Original team Sturt (SANFL)
Height/Weight 183cm / 92kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1999 Melbourne 233 (92)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2011 Melbourne 5 (1–4–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1999 season.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2011.
Career highlights

Todd Viney (born 30 March 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the VFL/AFL. After the sacking of Dean Bailey due to their embarrassing 186-point loss to Geelong, it was announced that Viney would be Melbourne's caretaker coach for the remainder of 2011.[1]

Football career[edit]

As a youngster, Viney was a talented tennis player and held an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder from 1983 to 1984. [2] But at 18 decided to switch and pursue a footballing career.

A Sturt recruit, Viney was mostly a wingman and on-baller for Melbourne. He finished equal fifth in the 1998 Brownlow Medal and twice won Melbourne's Best and fairest. Viney captained the Demons in 1998 and 1999 and earned All Australian selection that year. He announced his retirement before the end of the 1999 season due to nerve and hamstring related injuries. His brother Jay also played with Melbourne.

Viney is named in Melbourne’s Team of the Century, and is a member of the Club’s Hall of Fame.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2000, he joined the Melbourne coaching panel as a midfield coach. Viney then moved to Echuca coaching country club Moama.

Former team-mate Alistair Clarkson recruited Viney as an assistant coach at Hawthorn from 2005 to the end of 2008, including their 2008 premiership season.[3] He then moved to the Adelaide Crows from 2009 to 2010.[3] Viney resigned from his role at the conclusion of the 2010 season, and has signed with Melbourne to be in charge of Melbourne's player development program.[3] With Viney's move back to the Demons, Adelaide has conceded that Viney's talented son, Jack, will join the Demons, under the father-son rule.[3]

After the sacking of Dean Bailey due to their embarrassing 186-point loss to Geelong, it was announced that Viney would be Melbourne's caretaker coach for the remainder of 2011.[1] Viney was not retained as senior coach for the 2012 season, due to the appointment of Mark Neeld as Melbourne coach.

Playing Statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*

*10 games required to be eligible.


Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1987 Melbourne 12 16 9 11 180 79 259 58 44 0.6 0.7 11.3 4.9 16.2 3.6 2.8
1988 Melbourne 12 12 1 7 65 41 106 21 16 0.1 0.6 5.4 3.4 8.8 1.8 1.3
1989 Melbourne 12 9 6 4 90 49 139 39 11 0.7 0.4 10.0 5.4 15.4 4.3 1.2
1990 Melbourne 12 15 12 13 190 74 264 51 21 0.8 0.9 12.7 4.9 17.6 3.4 1.4
1991 Melbourne 12 24 13 15 412 182 594 103 36 0.5 0.6 17.2 7.6 24.8 4.3 1.5
1992 Melbourne 12 22 7 4 234 162 396 76 40 0.3 0.2 10.6 7.4 18.0 3.5 1.8
1993 Melbourne 12 20 6 5 238 228 466 67 38 0.3 0.3 11.9 11.4 23.3 3.4 1.9
1994 Melbourne 12 25 3 1 258 288 546 74 59 0.1 0.0 10.3 11.5 21.8 3.0 2.4
1995 Melbourne 12 17 4 4 179 175 354 56 35 0.2 0.2 10.5 10.3 20.8 3.3 2.1
1996 Melbourne 12 12 1 8 123 127 250 44 21 0.1 0.7 10.3 10.6 20.8 3.7 1.8
1997 Melbourne 12 22 7 2 261 235 496 61 60 0.3 0.1 11.9 10.7 22.5 2.8 2.7
1998 Melbourne 12 22 15 9 281 199 480 94 43 0.7 0.4 12.8 9.0 21.8 4.3 2.0
1999 Melbourne 12 17 8 12 176 110 286 52 26 0.5 0.7 10.4 6.5 16.8 3.1 1.5
Career 233 92 95 2687 1949 4636 796 450 0.4 0.4 11.5 8.4 19.9 3.4 1.9

Honours and achievements[edit]

Brownlow Medal votes
Season Votes
1987 3
1988
1989
1990 1
1991 7
1992 1
1993 2
1994 2
1995 3
1996 2
1997 9
1998 20
1999 5
Total 55
Key:
Green / Bold = Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brodie, Will (1 August 2011). "Viney announced as Melbourne caretaker coach". Brisbane Times. Australian Associated Press. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 1-74013-060-X. 
  3. ^ a b c d Matthews, Bruce (13 October 2010). "Todd Viney return has a bonus". Herald Sun. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Todd Viney's player profile at AFL Tables

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