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Key Facts

Full name
Arnold Briedis

Known as
Arnold Briedis

Born
20 August 1955 (age 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 16y 225d
Last game: 28y 28d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 6

Family links
Robert Briedis (Brother)Ty Zantuck (Nephew)

Arnold Briedis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1972-19831612791.7364%9.113.534.349
Total1972-19831612791.7364%9.113.534.349

AFL: 8,429th player to appear, 1,080th most games played, 224th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 644th player to appear, 50th most games played, 16th most goals kicked

Can take a good mark and is a magnificent kick for goal. Doesn’t have a lot of pace and can make some elementary mistakes, but when he’s hot he’s really hot.¹

North Melbourne recruited Arnold Briedis locally from Paramount, and he gave the club fine service in 162 VFL games between 1972 and 1983. His value to the 'Roos was never better exemplified than in the winning Grand Finals of 1975 and 1977, in both of which he booted 5 goals and was among the best players afield. Excellent overhead, he was a constant thorn in the side of opposition backmen, booting 279 goals for North during his career, a surprisingly high proportion of them in finals. He was North Melbourne's top goalkicker in 1980 with 53 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

1. “Football Record”, 24/9/77, page 22.

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.