Tony Thiessen

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Tony Thiessen
Personal information
Full name Anthony Thiessen
Date of birth (1942-05-25)25 May 1942
Original team(s) Sandy Bay (TANFL)[1]
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1963 Melbourne 07 (2)
1964 Carlton 13 (7)
1965 North Melbourne 04 (0)
Total 24 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1965.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Anthony "Tony" Thiessen (born 25 May 1942) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne, Carlton and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Thiessen was a key forward, recruited to Melbourne from Sandy Bay. He made seven appearances in the 1963 VFL season and was then delisted, missing out on a chance to be part of Melbourne's 1964 premiership.[2] After playing for Carlton in 1964, he was cleared to North Melbourne where he would be used as a midfielder.[3] It was his only year at North Melbourne, which gave him the unusual distinction of having played with three separate clubs in a three season career. He also played with the Waverley Football Club, in the Victorian Football Association.

James Thiessen, his son, was a member of Adelaide's 1998 AFL premiership team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ "AFL Tables: Tony Thiessen". afltables.com.
  3. ^ The Age,"Thiessen pick for North", 11 June 1965, p. 13