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Key Facts

Full name
Bernard Harris

Known as
Bernie Harris

Born
25 August 1962 (age 59)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 338d
Last game: 27y 364d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Brisbane; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 13
Brisbane: 13, 47
St. Kilda: 47

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1987); Brisbane (1990)

Family links
Leon Harris (Brother)

Bernie Harris

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1984-198646601.3057%10.373.352.046
BrisbaneV/AFL1987-199056581.0432%12.164.162.090
St. KildaAFL1990500.0020%8.003.600.600
V/AFL1984-19901071181.1042%11.203.792.006
Total1984-19901071181.1042%11.203.792.006

AFL: 9,547th player to appear, 2,182nd most games played, 884th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,015th player to appear, 276th most games played, 79th most goals kickedBrisbane: 7th player to appear, 104th most games played, 49th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,367th player to appear, 1,080th most games played, 1,589th most goals kicked

Having commenced his senior football career with Mortlake Bernie Harris followed his older brother Leon to Fitzroy in 1984. An energetic rover with a keen goal sense he gave the Lions impressive service in 46 games from 1984 to 1986, during which he registered 60 goals. In 1986 he took part in Fitzroy’s last ever finals campaign.

The 1987 season saw him at fledgling VFL club Brisbane where he played 56 games and booted 58 goals over the course of three and a half seasons. He holds the distinction of having kicked the Bears’ first ever League goal. Midway through the 1990 season he transferred to St Kilda via the mid-year draft and he rounded off his career with a five game stint.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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