Adrian Battiston

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Adrian Battiston
Personal information
Full name Adrian Battiston
Date of birth (1963-09-16) 16 September 1963 (age 54)
Original team(s) Tatura
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1982–1987 Melbourne 96 (75)
1988–1989 Sydney Swans 9 (3)
Total 105 (78)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Adrian Battiston (born 16 September 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and the Sydney Swans in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Battiston, who came to Melbourne from Tatura, won the Morrish Medal in 1981 for his performances in the VFL Under 19 competition.[1] This earned him a promotion to the seniors in 1982 and he played in all 22 league games that year, winning Melbourne's "Best First Year Player" award. He was the leading disposal getter for Melbourne in the 1985 VFL season.[2]

His two seasons at Sydney were spent mostly in the reserves and in 1990 he moved to his third state, South Australia, to play for Glenelg.[3] He made 23 appearances for the club and would later act as their General Manager.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Adrian Battiston
  3. ^ a b Australian Football: Adrian Battiston - Player Bio

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