Murray Wrensted

Murray Wrensted (born 26 August 1964) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Murray Wrensted
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-08-26) 26 August 1964
Place of birth Geraldton, Western Australia
Original team(s) East Fremantle (WAFL)
Draft No. 11, 1989 pre-season draft
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1987–1988 West Coast 29 (12)
1989 Collingwood 10 0(4)
Total 39 (16)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Wrensted started his career with Geradlton Railways before being recruited by West Australian Football League club East Fremantle (whose country zone he was in) for the first six matches of 1983. He was successful enough that the newly christened "Sharks" signed Wrensted to a permanent contract after five matches.[1] Wrensted improved steadily and had his best season in 1985, winning a Sandover Medal with a record tally of votes and ending the year by playing in a premiership side.

A centreman, Wrensted joined West Coast in 1987 for their inaugural VFL season. In 1988 the club made the finals for the first time and in the Elimination Final against Melbourne Wrensted had a chance to win the game with just seconds remaining but his shot from 40 metres out on the run drifted wide and they lost by two points. He moved to Victoria in 1989 where he finished his VFL career with a season at Collingwood.


  1. ‘Wrensted to Continue’; The West Australian, 2 May 1983, p. 65

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