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Full name  Alan Toovey
Name  Alan Toovey
Position(s)  Defender
Education  Aquinas College, Perth
Height/Weight  189cm / 89kg
Career start  2007
Place of birth  Western Australia
Height  1.89 m

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Date of birth  (1987-03-23) 23 March 1987 (age 28)
Draft  #2, 2006 rookie draft, Collingwood
Role  Australian Rules Footballer

Original team  Claremont Football Club

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Alan Toovey (born 23 March 1987) is a former professional Australian rules footballer and premiership player with the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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A speedy left-footed defender, Toovey was initially unlucky not to be drafted to a senior list at the end of 2005, and spent the rest of the summer with Collingwood in the hope of selection in the rookie draft. His wish was granted, and he spent the rest of 2006 with Williamstown in the VFL, his efforts out of the back pocket earning him promotion to the senior list at season's end.

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He made his AFL debut in Round 3 of the 2007 season, scoring three goals against Richmond.

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Toovey found himself in and out of the side throughout the 2007 and 2008 seasons, playing a total of 17 games.

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In 2009, he won favour with the coaching staff with his relentless attack at the football and player and his never say die attitude. He cemented his place in the senior side, missing only one game in 2009.

2010 was the highlight to date of Toovey's AFL career. He played every game, becoming a crucial part of the Collingwood backline as the club won its 15th AFL/VFL Premiership.

In 2011 Toovey missed a month of football due to a broken finger. At the end of the year, his manager emailled all AFL clubs to inform them that Toovey was out of contract, had rejected the club's initial offer and was looking for a better deal elsewhere. Despite this, he later re-signed with Collingwood for two more years.

During the round five clash against Essendon in 2013, Toovey ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during an innocuous fall in the last quarter of the game. As a result, Toovey required a knee reconstruction and missed the remainder of the 2013 season. He was selected back into the Collingwood side for the Round 1 clash against Fremantle in 2014.

On 22 August 2016, he announced he would retire at the end of the season, along with 2010 premiership teammate Brent Macaffer.

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Relationship with supporters

Early in Toovey's career he was lamented at times by the Collingwood fans. Much of this had to do with his wayward kicking. As his kicking accuracy and general form increased he slowly became a cult hero. A deep chant of 'TOOOOOOOVES' could be heard from the stands when he had the ball.

References

Alan Toovey Wikipedia


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