|Date of birth||2 May 1956|
|Original team(s)||Wodonga (OMFL)|
|Height/Weight||183 cm / 78 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1985 season.
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.
Tanner is currently the Assistant Principal at Wanganui Park Secondary College in Shepparton, Victoria.
- Fullpointsfooty profile http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/t-u-v.htm#Xavier%20Tanner%20(North%20Melbourne%20&%20Melbourne)
- Xavier Tanner's statistics from AFL Tables
- Hillier, K. (2004) Like Father Like Son, Pennon Publishing, Melbourne. ISBN 1-877029-73-4.