Tim Rieniets

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Tim Rieniets
Personal information
Full name Tim Rieniets
Date of birth (1966-04-14) 14 April 1966 (age 51)
Original team(s) Coburg[1]
Draft 27th, 1990 Pre-Season Draft
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1990–1991 Carlton 24 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Tim Rieniets (born 14 April 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Rieniets, a Wangaratta Rovers junior, was recruited by North Melbourne and in two years with the club he only played Under-19s and reserves football.

He participated in Coburg's back to back premierships in 1988 and 1989, becoming the only person to win dual Norm Goss Memorial Medals.[2]

Carlton picked Rieniets up in the 1990 Pre-Season Draft and he kicked a goal with his first kick in senior AFL football, against North Melbourne at Princes Park.[3] Used mostly as a ruck-rover or defender, Rieniets made 12 appearances in 1990.[3] He played another 12 games in 1991 and averaged 18 disposals but lost his place in the team towards the end of the year.[3]

Later in the 1990s he returned to the VFA, and was a member of Werribee's 1993 premiership side and then in Sandringham's 1997 grand final win. In doing so, he achieved the very rare feat of winning VFA/VFL premierships with three clubs.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ The Age,"Coburg clinches successive flags", 25 September 1989, p. 19
  3. ^ a b c AFL Tables: Tim Rieniets