Anthony McDonald (Australian footballer)

Anthony McDonald (born 13 June 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Anthony McDonald
Personal information
Full name Anthony McDonald
Date of birth (1972-06-13) 13 June 1972
Original team(s) Coburg
Draft 59th overall, 1996 AFL Draft
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–2002 Melbourne 104 (41)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

McDonald played his early football in the Victorian Football League (VFL) with Coburg and had stints at both the Carlton and Hawthorn reserves teams without being able to make it into the AFL. By the time he made his league debut in 1997, McDonald was 24, but played 19 consecutive games from round four to round 22.

He appeared in six finals at Melbourne, including the 2000 AFL Grand Final where, playing as a wingman, he had 12 disposals and four tackles in a loss. Two years later, McDonald retired to become a mortgage broker at Port Finance Group.

For much of McDonald's career, he was one of three brothers playing in the AFL with his eldest brother Alex at Collingwood and youngest James a teammate at Melbourne.

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