Tony Polinelli

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Tony Polinelli
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-02-18)18 February 1943
Original team(s) Maryborough
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1961–1971 Geelong 138 (63)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1971.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Anthony 'Tony' Polinelli (born 18 February 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the early 1960s.

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.[1] He was shortlisted for the VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century but didn't make the final cut.


  1. ^ "Tony Polinelli - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 

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