Xavier Tanner

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Xavier Tanner
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-05-02) 2 May 1956 (age 60)
Original team(s) Wodonga (OMFL)
Height / weight 183 cm / 78 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
North Melbourne
100 (68)
011 0(5)
111 (73)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1985.

Xavier Tanner (born 2 May 1956) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

A centreman, Tanner was recruited to the VFL from Wodonga in the Ovens & Murray Football League. He played in North Melbourne's 1977 premiership side and their losing grand final the following season. After managing exactly 100 games he joined his old coach Ron Barassi at Melbourne in 1984 and spent the last two seasons of his career with them.[2]

Tanner is currently the Assistant Principal at Wanganui Park Secondary College in Shepparton, Victoria.

Tanner's father Gerald Tanner played one game for Richmond in 1941.[3]


  1. ^ Fullpointsfooty profile http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/t-u-v.htm#Xavier%20Tanner%20(North%20Melbourne%20&%20Melbourne)
  2. ^ Xavier Tanner's statistics from AFL Tables
  3. ^ Hillier, K. (2004) Like Father Like Son, Pennon Publishing, Melbourne. ISBN 1-877029-73-4.