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Ian Callinan

Birthplace: Tasmania, Australia
Immediate Family:

Husband of <private> Callinan (James)
Father of <private> Callinan and <private> Callinan

Occupation: Australian Rules Football Player
Managed by: Nathan Luke Cowdrey
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Immediate Family

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About Ian Callinan

Ian Callinan (born 20 December 1982) is a former professional Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League, playing with the Adelaide Crows. He was the league's smallest player during his career, standing at only 172 cm. He played as both a midfielder and a small forward during his career.

In 2011, Callinan was recruited to the AFL as a rookie by the Adelaide Football Club, with a fourth round draft pick in the 2011 AFL rookie draft (No. 64 overall). He had undergone pre-season training with at least four different AFL clubs during his career, but this was the first time he was recruited. After a biceps injury in a pre-season match sidelined him for half of the season, he made his AFL debut at age 28 in Round 14, 2011, against Geelong, and played a total of three AFL matches for the season. He continued to play for Centrals when on reserve for Adelaide. Callinan played 32 senior games over three seasons for the Crows before being delisted at then end of 2013.

In 2014, Callinan became the inaugural captain of the Adelaide Crows reserves team, which was entering the SANFL that season, also taking an assistant development coaching role in the team.

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December 20, 1982
Tasmania, Australia