Dean Chiron

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Dean Chiron
Personal information
Full name Dean Chiron
Date of birth (1961-03-27) 27 March 1961 (age 56)
Original team(s) Beaufort (Ballarat FL)
Height / weight 180 cm / 74 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1983–84 St Kilda 19 (19)
1986 Footscray 01 0(1)
1987–89 Melbourne 17 0(1)
Total 37 (21)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Dean Chiron (born 27 March 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda, Footscray and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Chiron spent his early career up forward or in the centre and kicked 12 goals in his debut season. The Beaufort recruit kicked a career best six goals in a game against Sydney at Moorabbin Oval the following year. He then crossed to Footscray but could only manage one appearance in the seniors, against his next club Melbourne.[1]

Transformed during his time at Melbourne to a tagger, Chiron took part in their 1987 finals campaign but was suspended from the Semi Final. He had been found guilty of striking Shaun Smith with his right elbow in the Elimination Final, where he had been given the role of tagging Phil Krakouer.[2] He participated in the famous 1987 Preliminary Final where Gary Buckenara kicked a goal after the siren to eliminate Melbourne. They went one better the following season and made the Grand Final but Chiron didn't play past round 17.

Chiron, who competes in Ironman Triathlon events, coached Clarence in the 1999 TSFL season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dean Chiron". AFL Tables. 
  2. ^ The Age, "Chiron to miss semi-final", 7 September 1987, p. 63