Aldo Rossetto

The great Aldo Rossetto started his exceptional football career in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Starring early in his career, Aldo won the SANFL Under 19 Best and Fairest in 1951, came Runner-up in the SANFL Reserves Magarey Medal in 1955, and in 1956 won West Adelaide Football Club’s Best and Fairest. Aldo Rossetto arrived in Darwin in November 1966 immediately immersing himself in Territory football. A gifted coach who believed that discipline won flags, Aldo coached the Darwin Football Club to three consecutive Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) Premierships and three consecutive Umpires Carnival wins in the 1967/68, 1968/69 and 1969/70 seasons. Aldo was a member of the Buffaloes 1970/71 Premiership team and was also a member of the Buffaloes 1971/72 Grand Final team. In 1995, in recognition of his service to the Buffaloes, Aldo Rossetto was inducted as a Life Member. Aldo also coached the Wanderers Football Club in 1975/76 and demonstrated his winning ways once again as St Mary’s Premiership Coach in 1978/79. Aldo Rossetto’s coaching ability and playing prowess was second to none, further showcased through his selection in a number of NTFL representative teams including captaining the 1967 NTFL teams that played against Collingwood and the VFL All Stars. He was also Captain Coach of the NTFL team which played St Kilda in 1969. Aldo gained further representative honours as Player Coach of the victorious 1969 NTFL representative team that won the North Queensland Championships, in which he was selected in the All Stars team at the end of the Carnival. It is our privilege to bestow Territory football’s greatest honour upon one of its most dedicated servants, a man who loved the game and played it with courage, honesty and skill. We welcome Aldo Rossetto into the AFLNT Hall of Fame.