Bruce Lindsay (footballer)

Bruce A. Lindsay (born 22 July 1961) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for West Torrens in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), and the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Bruce Lindsay
Personal information
Full name Bruce A. Lindsay
Date of birth (1961-07-22) 22 July 1961
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–90 West Torrens 242 (146)
1991 Adelaide 6 (0)
1991–92 Woodville-West Torrens 6 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Lindsay made his SANFL debut in 1978 and won West Torrens' best and fairest award in just his second season. A serious knee injury in the 1980 Elimination Final interrupted his career for the next two years. He was club captain from 1984 until 1990, thus having the distinction of leading West Torrens in their final year before merging with Woodville.

In 1990 he joined the Crows as a foundation player and took part in their inaugural league game, an 86-point win over that season's eventual premiers Hawthorn at Football Park.

Lindsay represented South Australia at the 1979 Perth State of Origin Carnival and nine times in all. He also captained the Australian international rules football team in their 1987 tour of Ireland, the same year he was state captain.

He made half a dozen appearances for the newly formed Woodville-West Torrens before retiring in 1992. He was later honoured for his contributions to the SANFL by being inducted, in 2004, to the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.


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