|Date of birth||18 February 1943|
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Polinelli started his career as a rover but developed into a dashing wingman. The club encouraged him to train with Arthur Edgerton, a specialist sprint coach based in Geelong. Under Edgerton's guidance Polinelli won the 1966 Bendigo Gift before finishing 2nd to Bill Howard in the 1966 Stawell Gift.
He was a reserve in Geelong's 1963 premiership side and only appeared on the field briefly during the last quarter. It is said that he had a pipe which he would smoke during the half time of matches. He was shortlisted for the VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century but didn't make the final cut.
- "Tony Polinelli - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
- Tony Polinelli's statistics from AFL Tables
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