Matthew Manfield

Matthew Manfield (born 14 April 1977) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy and Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

Not to be confused with Matthew Mansfield.
Matthew Manfield
Personal information
Full name Matthew Manfield
Date of birth (1977-04-14) 14 April 1977
Original team(s) Woodville-West Torrens
Draft 24th, 1994 National Draft
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–1996 Fitzroy 5 (0)
1997–1998 Richmond 6 (2)
1999 Collingwood 0 (0)
Total 11 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Recruited to the AFL from the Woodville-West Torrens Football Club, Manfield was selected by Fitzroy with the 24th pick of the 1994 National Draft.[2] He made his debut in the opening round of the 1995 AFL season, against Essendon at Western Oval, but didn't feature again that year.[3]

After playing four games in 1996, Manfield entered into the draft again and was signed up by Richmond. He played two games for Richmond in 1997 and another four in 1998.[3]

In 1999 he joined Collingwood but wouldn't play a senior AFL games for the club.[4]

He later played at Glenelg and while with the club in 2003 was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He successfully went through surgery and radiotherapy and he is now the father of twins.[5][6]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  3. "AFL Tables: Matthew Manfield".
  4. Northern Argus,"South's recruiting coup" Archived 29 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine, 15 December 2004, Bruce Lloyd
  5. "GFC Tigers 2Kx".
  6. The Advertiser,"Twin delights for a battler", 8 April 2007
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.