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Guy Rigoni : biography

27 July 1974 -

Guy Rigoni (born 27 July 1974) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Rigoni was initially drafted by Hawthorn in 1993 and spend 2 seasons in their reserve side, despite many best on ground performances Rignoi remained without a senior game. He then returned back to his country club Myrtyleford, after winning the 1997 best and fairest at Myrtyleford he was invited to play for Melbourne's reserves in their final game of the season. Rigoni had 33 possessions and was given a second chance at AFL football when Melbourne selected him in the draft. He finally began his career in 1998, and played every game that season. In later years he started developing back problems that limited his appearances, but he finally reached his 100th game in 2005, which was to be his final season at AFL level. Struggling with form, in his last year, Rigoni made several appearances in the reserves Sandringham side. In October of that year he announced his retirement from the AFL at 31 years of age.

Rigoni went on to play with the Demons' Victorian Football League affiliate the Sandringham Zebras, becoming one of their best players and participating in the club's premiership three-peat of 2004–2006.

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