John Paynter (footballer)

John C. Paynter (born 15 May 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Sturt and Glenelg in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) from 1980 to 1992.[1]

John Paynter
Personal information
Full name John Paynter
Date of birth (1960-05-15) 15 May 1960
Original team(s) Brighton High School
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Position(s) Ruck rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1980–1982 Glenelg 70 (82)
1983–1992 Sturt 248 (249)
Total 318 (331)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 6 (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1992.
Career highlights

After initially starting his career at Glenelg, Paynter shifted to Sturt in 1983 where he would win the best and fairest in his first season and would win three more over the course of 248 games for that club. He was club captain for his final two seasons (1991–1992).[2] In 2015, Paynter was inducted into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame.[3]

Paynter currently coaches the Modbury Football Club in Division 1 of the Channel 9 Adelaide Football League.[4]


  1. Phillips, Max (3 June 2015). "Paynter back 'home'". Adelaide Football Club. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. Devaney, John. "John Paynter". Australian Football. Full Points Footy. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  3. Rucci, Michaelangelo (7 September 2015). "SANFL recognises five greats from SA football's era of massive change with Hall of Fame honour". News Corporation. The Advertiser. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  4. Argent, Peter (5 July 2015). "Adelaide Uni Trio – Part of the New Age of SA Football" (PDF). The Footy Budget (Round 12 – Division 1): 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.

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