Tony Pastore

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Tony Pastore
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Full name Anthony Pastore [1]
Date of birth (1966-04-16) 16 April 1966 (age 52)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1985–1997 Williamstown 189 (150)
1987 Richmond 001 00(0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1997.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Tony Pastore (born 16 April 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

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Pastore played his only senior game for Richmond in round six of the 1987 VFL season, in a loss to Melbourne at the MCG. [2]

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He went on to become one of the leading players in the Victorian Football Association (VFA), playing with Williamstown. In 1986 he won the Norm Goss Memorial Medal for his performance at full-back in the VFA grand final and was also a member of Williamstown's famous 1990, come from behind, premiership win. He was club captain in his final two seasons, 1996 and 1997.

Williamstown Football Club

The Williamstown Football Club, nicknamed The Seagulls, is an Australian rules football club based in Melbourne. The club currently competes in the men's and women's Victorian Football League competitions.

The Norm Goss Memorial Medal is awarded to the player judged to be the best afield in the Victorian Football League grand final.

In 2003, Pastore was named on the interchange bench in the official Williamstown "Team of the Century". [3]

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References

  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN   978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. "Anthony Pastore". AFL Tables.
  3. "All Star Teams (N-Z): Williamstown". Full Points Footy.