Tony Free

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Tony Free
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-06-27) 27 June 1969 (age 51)
Original team(s) Lalbert Football Club
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1996 Richmond 133 (46)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1996.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Tony Free (born 27 June 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL/AFL between 1987 and 1996 for the Richmond Football Club. He played one game in the 1987 season (wearing No. 49) and then became a regular player from 1988 (wearing No. 30).[1]

Free's career was cut short by a knee injury and he retired in 1996. His last game was against Geelong in round 5 of 1996.[2]

Free captained the club for three seasons from 1994 and was appointed a Director of the club in June 2008. In December 2013, he became a Life Member of the club.[3]

In 2019 Free was inducted into the Richmond 'Hall of Fame'.[4]


  1. ^ "Tony Free". Fan Footy. Paul Montgomery. 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Tony Free". Australian Football. The Slattery Media. 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ "The Board". Richmond Football Club. Telstra Media. 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ Greenberg, Tony (15 March 2019). "Tony Free enters Hall of Fame". RFC Official Site. Australian Football League. Retrieved 9 June 2019.


  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996

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