Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
William Brownless

Known as
Bill Brownless

28 January 1967

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 60d
Last game: 30y 158d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 95 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 16

Recruited from
Jerilderie (1986)

Bill Brownless

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,652nd player to appear, 523rd most games played, 74th most goals kickedGeelong: 858th player to appear, 38th most games played, 3rd most goals kicked


Billy Brownless was an excellent key position forward for Geelong in 198 V/AFL games from 1986 to 1997. His aggregate of 441 goals during that time included club list topping tallies of 81 in 1991 and 79 the following year. A spectacular if sometimes inconsistent aerialist, Brownless was one of the best and most prodigious kicks of his era. He was selected in the 1991 AFL All Australian team, and represented Victoria on half a dozen occasions.

Author - John Devaney