Guy Rigoni

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Guy Rigoni
Personal information
Full name Guy Damien Rigoni
Date of birth (1974-07-27) 27 July 1974 (age 43)
Original team(s) Myrtleford
Debut Round 1, 29 March 1998, Melbourne
vs. Fremantle, at Subiaco
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998–2005 Melbourne 107 (35)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Guy Damien Rigoni (born 27 July 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Rigoni was initially drafted by Hawthorn in 1993 and spend 2 seasons in their reserve side, despite many best on ground performances Rigoni remained without a senior game. He then returned to his country club Myrtyleford, after winning the 1997 best and fairest at Myrtyleford he was invited to play for Melbourne's reserves in their final game of the season. Rigoni had 33 possessions and was given a second chance at AFL football when Melbourne selected him in the draft. He finally began his career in 1998, and played every game that season. In later years he started developing back problems that limited his appearances, and after not playing a game in the second half of the 2001 season and all of 2002, he was delisted at the end of the 2002 season. However, but after having an operation on his back he was redrafted by Melbourne in the 2003 pre-season draft.[1] He finally reached his 100th game in 2005, which was to be his final season at AFL level. Struggling with form, in his last year, Rigoni made several appearances in the reserves Sandringham side. In October of that year he announced his retirement from the AFL at 31 years of age.

Rigoni went on to play with the Demons' Victorian Football League affiliate the Sandringham Zebras, becoming one of their best players and participating in the club's premiership three-peat of 2004–2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyon, Karen (21 December 2002). "Demons take punt on a fit Rigoni - realfooty.com.au". www.theage.com.au. 

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