Ronnie Burns (footballer)
|Full name||Ronald Paul Burns|
|Date of birth||13 March 1973|
|Original team(s)||St Mary's|
49th overall, 1995 |
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2004.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Burns is the nephew of former footballers Tony and Benny Vigona.
Originally from St Mary's Football Club of the Northern Territory Football League, Burns moved to Western Australia and played colts football for Claremont Football Club before moving back to Darwin. He was lured back to Perth by the West Perth Football Club before being drafted to the Geelong Cats in the AFL. Burns led the Cats in goalkicking 5 times, playing as a small crumbing forward during a less decorated time for the club.
After a period of poor play, the Cats traded Burns to the Adelaide Crows for Ben Finnin, who ultimately did not play a game for the Cats. Burns played out the rest of his career with the Crows, but failed to make the same impact as he had made for the Cats.
Burns played 154 games and kicked 262 goals from 1995–2004.
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- McGrath, John (2 May 1997). "Burns Back With A Future". The West Australian.