Justin Longmuir

Justin Longmuir (born 21 January 1981) is a former Australian rules footballer who is the current senior coach of the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Justin Longmuir
Personal information
Full name Justin Longmuir
Date of birth (1981-01-21) 21 January 1981
Original team(s) West Perth (WAFL)
Draft No. 2, 1998 national draft
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Position(s) Forward / Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1999–2007 Fremantle 139 (166)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2020– Fremantle 0 (0–0–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2019.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Playing career

Longmuir was recruited by the Fremantle Football Club as the number 2 draft pick in the 1998 AFL Draft (from West Perth Football Club) and made his debut in round 22 1999 against Geelong at Shell Stadium. He played 121 games as a forward and ruckman, with a career goal tally of 147 (as of the end of the 2005 season).

He played 21 of the 22 games in 2005 and led the club in hard ball gets and finished third in the club for contested marks and overall marks. The most memorable moment in 2005 was his after-the-siren goal to snatch victory over St Kilda in round 21. He took a big pack mark, which prompted Nine commentator Eddie McGuire to shout "Longmuir's taken a screamer!".

Longmuir showed plenty of composure under pressure and was considered dangerous when he was at his peak.

Longmuir's career was put on hold as he battled a degenerative knee injury, and eventually conceded his retirement from AFL on 31 October 2007 due to the knee injury, which saw him play just 18 games in his last 2 years.[1]

Coaching career

Longmuir was appointed as forward coach of the West Coast Eagles at the end of the 2011 season, replacing Peter Sumich who switched to Longmuir's former club, Fremantle.[2]

In September 2019, after nine years as an assistant coach with both West Coast and Collingwood, Longmuir was officially installed at his former club Fremantle as senior coach.[3]

Personal life

He is the brother of former Melbourne, Fremantle and Carlton player Troy Longmiur.

See also

References

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