Iggy Vallejo

Carlton Reserve Career: 1999 - 2000.
Reserve Games: 11
Reserve Goals: 5
Height: 180cm (5'11")
Weight: 78kg (12.4)
Guernsey No. 50 (1999) & 55 (2000).
DOB: 21st April, 1981.

Iggy Vallejo played reserve grade football for Carlton from 1999 to 2000, Iggy grew up following the Blues and had the opportunity to represent them at Reserves grade level.

Vallejo was originally recruited from St Mary's in the Northern Territory, he also later played for Northern Territory Thunder in the QAFL. Iggy has also been a NTFL representative at league level three times against Richmond in 1999, Western Bulldogs in 2004 and North Adelaide in 2005. He won St Marys best and fairest in 2001/02 and 2008/09 and played in St Marys premiership sides of 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10. Iggy was also a member of St Marys losing Grand Final teams of 1997/98, 1998/99, 2005/06 and 2010/11. He took over from his brother Anthony as captain of the league side in 2005/06. Like his brother Anthony, Iggy is a player Life Member of St Marys after playing his 150th game in 2005/06 season. On February 14/02/2009 Iggy became St Marys 10th 200 game player and 13th player Life Member of the NTFL when he played his 200th game against Nightcliff. His current Tally as at the end of season 2010/11 is 233.

Iggy won the 2008/09 Nichols Medal when he defeated equal 2007/08 winner Warren Berto by 6 votes

Iggy was also given a further honour when in 2009 the NT Thunder side was formed He was made a Vice Captain for the season

Iggy Vallejo is not of aboriginal heritage as originally thought, his dad is Spanish and his mum is of Portugese /Timorese background.

He didn't play a senior game for Carlton.

In 2009, Vallejo became the 20th St Marys player to win the Nichols Medal when he won the NTFL's best and fairest award by six votes. The classy midfielder is St Marys' fourth medallist in the past five seasons after he polled 19 votes to beat Nightcliff on-baller and 2008 winner Warren Berto on 13. An emotional Vallejo told a big crowd at SkyCity Casino last night that he was "very humbled to be joining the greats of the game". "That includes my childhood heroes like Michael Athanasiou, Michael Graham and Noel Long," Vallejo said. "It's fantastic to win this award, but now my focus is on the grand final and winning another flag with Saints." Vallejo began the count with three votes in the first two rounds after best on ground performances against Palmerston and Waratahs. More three votes in rounds seven, nine and 11 and a pair of two votes in rounds three and 12 sealed the result for the popular Saint, despite him not polling in the last six rounds. Nichols Medal voting: Iggy Vallejo (StM) 19; Warren Berto (Night) 13; Simon Munkara (Tiwi) 12; Josh Cubillo (Wand) 12; Mark McLean (Dist) 11; Ky Miller (Dar) 11; Thomas Mount (War) 10. - NT News

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