Scott Camporeale

Scott Camporeale (born 11 August 1975) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton and Essendon in the Australian Football League, and coached the Adelaide Football Club in an interim capacity following the death of head coach Phil Walsh in 2015.[1]

Scott Camporeale
Personal information
Full name Scott Camporeale
Date of birth (1975-08-11) 11 August 1975
Place of birth South Australia
Original team(s) Woodville-West Torrens Eagles (SANFL)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–2005 Carlton 233 (200)
2006–2007 Essendon 019 00(5)
Total 252 (205)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1998–1999 Australia 4
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2015 Adelaide 11 (7–4–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 1999.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2015.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Football career

Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Woodville-West Torrens Eagles, Camporeale was drafted by Carlton with draft pick number 15 in the 1994 AFL Draft. He quickly established himself as a quality running midfielder for Carlton and was second in the 1995 AFL Rising Star Award behind Nick Holland of Hawthorn. His speed was an important part of Carlton's 1995 premiership winning side.

In 2000, Camporeale won Carlton's best and fairest award, the Robert Reynolds Trophy, as well as gaining All-Australian selection.

At the end of the 2005 season, Camporeale left Carlton, following his desire for a three-year contract, when Carlton would only offer a two-year contract.[2] Carlton tried to make it difficult for him to leave, so Camporeale nominated for the 2006 Pre-season Draft. Essendon drafted Camporeale with draft pick number four in the pre-season draft.[3]

Camporeale debuted with Essendon in round one, 2006, in which the Bombers embarrassed reigning premiers Sydney by 27 points in what was to be their only win in the first half of the season.[4] His career came to an end when he suffered a right knee injury in Round 21 2007. It occurred when he changed direction to tackle an opponent resulting with his knee bending and twisting the wrong way. He had successful ACL surgery on the knee but at 32 he opted to retire.[5] He played 19 games for the Bombers in two seasons.

Coaching career

Camporeale was an assistant coach at Essendon from 2007 to 2010. In October 2010, he joined the Adelaide Crows as a midfield coach replacing Todd Viney.

Following the death of Phil Walsh, Camporeale was appointed interim coach to the end of the 2015 season.[1] Despite coaching the Crows to seven wins from his eleven matches in charge, he chose not to apply for the role full-time, with Don Pyke instead named Walsh's permanent successor.[6][7]

In October 2019, following a review into the Crows' football department, Camporeale departed the club.[8]


Playing statistics

 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T Votes
Totals Averages (per game)
1995 Carlton 1624111823612135750370.
1996 Carlton 1623201826813240056390.90.811.75.717.42.41.75
1997 Carlton 1612771496521442190.60.612.45.417.83.51.60
1998 Carlton 1622272233415148587271.
1999 Carlton 1623302038014652691321.30.916.56.322.94.01.44
2000 Carlton 1625312149320169477431.20.819.
2001 Carlton 1621201239210249468441.00.618.74.923.53.22.15
2002 Carlton 16207926410536951480.40.513.25.318.52.62.44
2003 Carlton 162018433810744543380.
2004 Carlton 1622211232412244658741.00.514.75.520.32.63.49
2005 Carlton 16218433012645663370.
2006 Essendon 1712311618824948370.
2007 Essendon 1772275511262090.30.310.77.318.02.91.30
Career 252 205 150 3744 1517 5261 754 484 0.8 0.6 14.9 6.0 20.9 3.0 1.9 49

Coaching statistics

 W  Wins  L  Losses  D  Draws  W%  Winning percentage  LP  Ladder position  LT  League teams
Season Team Games W L D W % LP LT
2015 Adelaide 963066.7%
Career totals 9 6 3 0 66.7%

Personal life

Camporeale is an old scholar of St Michael's College, Adelaide.


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