Mark Merenda

Mark Merenda (born 29 October 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Mark Merenda
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-10-29) 29 October 1975
Original team(s) Osborne Park / West Perth
Debut Round 12, 13 June 1994, Richmond
vs. Collingwood, at the MCG
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1994–2000 Richmond 075 (62)
2001–2002 West Coast 026 (26)
Total 101 (88)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2002.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Merenda began his career with the West Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

Debuting in 1994 with the Richmond Football Club, he was noted as a midfielder or small forward. At the end of the 2000 season, after being out of action at Richmond from Round 2 onwards, he was moved to his home state to play with the West Coast Eagles after 75 games with the Tigers. In 2001 he kicked the Goal of the Year in Round 3 against St Kilda.

Back injuries plagued Merenda throughout his career and he was forced to retire at the end of the 2002 season. He is now involved with coaching at Claremont Football Club.

Mark Merenda is of Siclian descent.[1]


  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996
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