Scott Camporeale

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Scott Camporeale
Personal information
Full name Scott Camporeale
Date of birth (1975-08-11) 11 August 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth South Australia
Original team(s) Woodville-West Torrens Eagles (SANFL)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–2005 Carlton 233 (200)
2006–2007 Essendon 019 00(5)
Total 252 (205)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1998–1999 Australia 4
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2015 Adelaide 11 (7–4–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1999.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2015.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Scott Camporeale (born 11 August 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton and Essendon in the Australian Football League, and coached the Adelaide Football Club in an interim capacity following the death of head coach Phil Walsh in 2015.[1]

Football career[edit]

Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Woodville-West Torrens Eagles, Camporeale was drafted by Carlton with draft pick number 15 in the 1994 AFL Draft. He quickly established himself as a quality running midfielder for Carlton and was second in the 1995 AFL Rising Star Award behind Nick Holland of Hawthorn. His speed was an important part of Carlton's 1995 premiership winning side.

In 2000, Camporeale won Carlton's best and fairest award, the Robert Reynolds Trophy, as well as gaining All-Australian selection.

At the end of the 2005 season, Camporeale left Carlton, following his desire for a three-year contract, when Carlton would only offer a two-year contract.[2] Carlton tried to make it difficult for him to leave, so Camporeale nominated for the 2006 Pre-season Draft. Essendon drafted Camporeale with draft pick number four in the pre-season draft.[3]

Camporeale debuted with Essendon in round one, 2006, in which the Bombers embarrassed reigning premiers Sydney by 27 points in what was to be their only win in the first half of the season.[4] His career came to an end when he suffered a right knee injury in Round 21 2007. It occurred when he changed direction to tackle an opponent resulting with his knee bending and twisting the wrong way. He had successful ACL surgery on the knee but at 32 he opted to retire.[5] He played 19 games for the Bombers in two seasons.

Coaching career[edit]

Camporeale was an assistant coach at Essendon from 2007 to 2010. In October 2010, he joined the Adelaide Crows as a midfield coach replacing Todd Viney.

Following the death of Phil Walsh, Camporeale was appointed interim coach to the end of the 2015 season.[1] Despite coaching the Crows to seven wins from his eleven matches in charge, he chose not to apply for the role full-time, with Don Pyke instead named Walsh's permanent successor.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Camporeale is an old scholar of St Michael's College, Adelaide.


  1. ^ a b "Camporeale to coach, Worsfold joins nest". 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
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  4. ^ Bombers upset Swans - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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  6. ^ "Scott Camporeale does not want to be Adelaide Crows' head coach, set to return to assistant position". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 24 September 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Pyke named new Crows coach". Adelaide Crows. Retrieved 9 October 2015.

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