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.
|Full name||Scott Camporeale|
|Date of birth||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)|
|International team honours|
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.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
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. 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.
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. 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. He played 19 games for the Bombers in two seasons.
Following the death of Phil Walsh, Camporeale was appointed interim coach to the end of the 2015 season. 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.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
Camporeale is an old scholar of St Michael's College, Adelaide.
- "Camporeale to coach, Worsfold joins nest". AFC.com.au. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
- Bombers upset Swans - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- "Scott Camporeale does not want to be Adelaide Crows' head coach, set to return to assistant position". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 24 September 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- "Pyke named new Crows coach". afc.com.au. Adelaide Crows. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- Laughton, Max (11 October 2019). "Head of footy Brett Burton, top assistant Scott Camporeale both sacked by Crows in brutal review". Fox Sports Australia. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- Scott Camporeale's player profile at AFL Tables
- "AFL Tables - Scott Camporeale - Coaching Record". afltables.com.
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