Anthony Minichiello

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 24th May, 1980
Current Age
41 years and 151 days
Place Of Birth
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Fullback Of The Year
2004
Harry Sunderland Medal
2004, 2005
Golden Boot Award
2005
RLIF Back Of The Year
2005
Wally Lewis Medal
2005

Known Family Links

Brother
Mark Minichiello

Biography

Roosters’ winger took his place in the club’s 14-6 loss to Brisbane in the 2000 grand final during his debut season before shifting to fullback. In 2002 Minichiello proved himself as the best broken play runner in the game and opposition players learned at their peril not to kick to him – his ability to run the ball back had the potential to turn a match in the Roosters’ favour. In 2002, the year the Roosters defeated the Warriors in the grand final, Minichiello scored 16 tries from the fullback position. He made his State of Origin debut the following year before grabbing the fullback role (in the absence of Darren Lockyer) in Australia’s 48-6 Test win against NZ in July. Following the grand final loss to Penrith, Minichiello shifted to the wing in the Australian team beaten by the Kiwis 30-16 before and played in that position in three Ashes Tests on the 2003 Kangaroo Tour. When Australian captain Darren Lockyer moved to pivot in 2004, Minichiello moved to fullback and played all six Tests that year (3 v NZ and 3 v Great Britain) as Test team ‘custodian’. While the Roosters’ lost a close grand final clash against the Bulldogs in 2004 (Minichiello’s third grand final loss with the club), the talented fullback confirmed his standing as the best fullback in the world when he was named Adidas ‘Golden Boot’ Award winner in 2005. A leg injury early in the 2006 seasons limited Minichiello to just 6 games in 2006 and ruled him out of the representative matches.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Italy 1999, 2011, 2013 7 4 -   - 16 4 1 2 57.14% List
Australia 2003-05 19 11 -   - 44 14 4 1 73.68% List
Overall 1999-2013 26 15 0   0 60 18 5 3 69.23% List

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Italy 1999-2013 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Australia 2003-2004 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 2004-2013 2 0 0   0 - 2 0 0 100.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Italy 1999-2013 3 1 -   - 4 1 1 1 33.33% List
Overall 2013 3 1 0   0 4 1 1 1 33.33% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW City 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010 4 2 -   - 8 2 2 0 50.00% List
New South Wales 2003-05, 2007, 2011 11 8 -   - 32 6 5 0 54.55% List
Overall 2001-2011 15 10 0   0 40 8 7 0 53.33% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney NRL 2000 24 7 -   - 28 16 8 0 66.67% List
Sydney NRL 2001 26 14 -   - 56 12 13 1 46.15% List
Sydney NRL 2002 26 16 -   - 64 17 8 1 65.38% List
Sydney NRL 2003 25 10 -   - 40 19 6 0 76.00% List
Sydney NRL 2004 25 18 -   - 72 19 6 0 76.00% List
Sydney NRL 2005 22 14 -   - 56 9 13 0 40.91% List
Sydney NRL 2006 6 4 -   - 16 3 3 0 50.00% List
Sydney NRL 2007 10 2 -   1 9 3 7 0 30.00% List
Sydney NRL 2008 9 3 -   - 12 5 4 0 55.56% List
Sydney NRL 2009 8 1 -   - 4 1 7 0 12.50% List
Sydney NRL 2010 26 12 -   - 48 15 11 0 57.69% List
Sydney NRL 2011 20 6 -   - 24 9 11 0 45.00% List
Sydney NRL 2012 24 9 -   - 36 8 15 1 33.33% List
Sydney NRL 2013 24 6 -   - 24 19 5 0 79.17% List
Sydney NRL 2014 27 17 -   - 68 17 10 0 62.96% List
Overall 2000-2014 302 139 0   1 557 172 127 3 56.95% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 2000-14 302 139 -   1 557 172 127 3 56.95% List
Overall 2000-2014 302 139 0   1 557 172 127 3 56.95% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 2000-04, 2008, 2010, 2013-14 27 15 -   - 60 17 10 0 62.96% List
Overall 2000-2014 27 15 0   0 60 17 10 0 62.96% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 2000-14 304 139 -   1 557 174 127 3 57.24% List
Overall 2000-2014 304 139 0   1 557 174 127 3 57.24% List

Your Say

Lachlan Cole says: You were definitely a big part for the roosters winning the grand final this year by being captain. (30/12/2013)

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