Tony Carafa

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Tony Carafa
Personal information
Full name Tony Carafa
Date of birth (1968-08-26) 26 August 1968 (age 49)
Original team(s) Marcellin College
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1987–1988 Fitzroy 16 (8)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Tony Carafa (born 26 August 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented the Fitzroy Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1980s.

Australian rules football Contact sport invented in Melbourne

Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between goal posts or between behind posts.

Fitzroy Football Club Australian rules football club

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Carafa represented the Fitzroy Lions in 16 games before departing at the end of the 1988 season. Recruited from Marcellin College, Bulleen having played in the winning undefeated 1984 1st XVIII team alongside Gavin Brown (footballer) and Stephen Silvagni. [1] Despite his short VFL career, Carafa, whose father is Italian, would later be listed as one of the original 148 players suggested for the Italian Team of the Century, though he did not make the final short list of 50, nor the final team. [2]

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