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Anthony Thiessen (25 May 1942 – 3 September 2019) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne, Carlton and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Tony Thiessen
Personal information
Full name Anthony Thiessen
Date of birth (1942-05-25)25 May 1942
Date of death 3 September 2019(2019-09-03) (aged 77)
Original team(s) Sandy Bay (TANFL)[1]
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1963 Melbourne 07 (2)
1964 Carlton 13 (7)
1965 North Melbourne 04 (0)
Total 24 (9)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1965.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Thiessen was a key forward, recruited to Melbourne from Sandy Bay. He made seven appearances in the 1963 VFL season and was then delisted, missing out on a chance to be part of Melbourne's 1964 premiership.[2] After playing for Carlton in 1964, he was cleared to North Melbourne where he would be used as a midfielder.[3] It was his only year at North Melbourne, which gave him the unusual distinction of having played with three separate clubs in a three season career. He also played with the Waverley Football Club, in the Victorian Football Association.[4]

James Thiessen, his son, was a member of Adelaide's 1998 AFL premiership team.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ "AFL Tables: Tony Thiessen".
  3. ^ The Age,"Thiessen pick for North", 11 June 1965, p. 13
  4. ^ De Bolfo, Tony. "Tony Thiessen passes away". Retrieved 14 September 2019.