Tyson Stenglein
Photo: aflphotos.com.au
DOB
16/7/1980
Height
189 cm
Weight
88 kg
Junior club
Subiaco/Karrinyup JFC
Arrived
Traded from Adelaide at the end of the 2004 season for pick 12 (Danny Meyer) and pick 28 (Chad Gibson)
Number
5
Debut
Round 1 2005 vs Adelaide
(159th Eagles player)
Games
102
Goals
25
Honours
Premiership medal (2006)
B&F Top 10
4 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Best Finish
4th (2006)
Last app.
Round 15 2009 vs St Kilda
Departed
Retired at the end of the 2009 season
Other clubs
Subiaco (WAFL) 1997-1998, 2005-2009
Adelaide (AFL) 1999-2004

Subiaco product Tyson Stenglein spent six years with the Crows before returning home to become an important part of the Eagles' premiership midfield.

Adelaide career[edit | edit source]

Stenglein was drafted by the reigning premiers in the second round of the 1998 draft. He played 106 games for Adelaide across six seasons, becoming one of the league's best defensive midfielders. At the end of 2004 he announced his intention to come back to WA, and eventually became an Eagle in return for the side's first and second round picks.

West Coast career[edit | edit source]

Stenglein made his debut in round 1 against his old side and played 22 games for the season, generally taking a tagging role on a star opposition midfielder. He finished sixth in the Club Champion award in his first season as an Eagle.

He followed that up the following season by playing every game and winning fourth place in the best and fairest, as well as a premiership medal. Generally noted for his stopping ability, his most memorable game may have been the famous comeback match in Geelong where he kicked a career-high three goals.

Stenglein continued to be a consistent contributor in 2007 and 2008, missing just a handful of games and finishing in the top 10 of the Club Champion award both years.

In 2009, with West Coast struggling on the field and looking to rebuild, the veteran found himself on the outer. He played just 11 games for the season and none at all after round 15, and suited up for Subiaco for the first time in a decade for their (unsuccessful) run to the WAFL grand final.

He announced a surprise retirement at the end of 2009, at the Club Champion awards night.

Post-AFL career[edit | edit source]

Stenglein moved to Victoria after his playing days ended, starting a web design and photography business with his sister and brother-in-law in South Melbourne.[1]

Stats[edit | edit source]

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D
2005 22 9 6 216 106 147 363 79 61 Subi 0
2006 26 10 2 275 133 203 478 126 66 0
2007 21 3 4 233 96 230 463 104 66 0
2008 22 1 1 166 65 158 324 89 45 0
2009 11 2 1 63 34 96 159 43 15 9 7 2 95 33 87 182
Tot 102 25 14 953 434 834 1787 441 253
Avg 0.2 9.3 4.3 8.2 17.5 4.3 2.5

References[edit | edit source]

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/T/Tyson_Stenglein.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyson_Stenglein

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/308

  1. Gary Stocks, AFL Players (26 August 2013), "Stinga an off-field winner too": http://www.aflplayers.com.au/article/stinga-an-off-field-winner-too/
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