Lance Picioane

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Lance Picioane
Personal information
Full name Lance Picioane
Date of birth (1980-06-07) 7 June 1980 (age 36)
Original team(s) Essendon Grammar
Draft 17th overall, 1997 AFL Draft
4th overall, 2005 Pre-Season Draft
Height / weight 183 cm / 89 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998–1999 Adelaide 04 0(2)
2000–2004 Hawthorn 58 (24)
2005 North Melbourne 15 0(2)
Total 77 (28)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.

Lance Picioane (born 7 June 1980) is an Australian rules footballer who played for Adelaide, Hawthorn and the Kangaroos during his time in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Picioane started his career in 1998 with Adelaide but found it difficult to find a regular spot with a side that had won a premiership the previous season. He failed to play a senior game for Adelaide in 1999 and at the end of the season he was traded to Hawthorn for pick 79 in the upcoming draft. Playing mostly in the midfield, Picioane managed 58 games in his five years at Hawthorn before being delisted at the end of the 2004 season. Early in the 2004 season, Piciaone was with Danny Jacobs when Jacobs was caught drink driving. After initially lying about Picioane's involvement, both players were fined $5000 and suspended from playing for a week.[1] He then joined North Melbourne for the 2005 season.[2]

In 2013 he founded an organisation 'Love Me Love You' which aims to improve and empower the lives of young people with mental health and substance abuse issues.[3]

He is currently playing with Kerang in the Central Murray Football League. His father, Joe Picioane, was a soccer player who represented the Australia national soccer team[3] in 1978 and 1979.[4]


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