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Key Facts

Full name
Bradley Scott

Known as
Brad Scott

Born
3 May 1976 (age 46)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 330d
Last game: 30y 122d

Height and weight
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Brisbane; Australia

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 28
Brisbane: 5

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1998)

Family links
Chris Scott (Brother (Twin))

Brad Scott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornAFL19972260.2736%10.594.593.410
BrisbaneAFL1998-1999, 2001-2006146390.2759%9.645.974.127
AustraliaIR2002200.00
AFL1997-1999, 2001-2006168450.2756%9.775.794.027
IR2002200.00
Total1997-1999, 2001-2006170450.26

AFL: 10,752nd player to appear, 992nd most games played, 2,191st most goals kickedHawthorn: 773rd player to appear, 415th most games played, 430th most goals kickedBrisbane: 154th player to appear, 32nd most games played, 76th most goals kicked

Brad Scott made his senior AFL debut for Hawthorn in 1997, the year after winning the club's reserves best and fairest award. He was an ever-present for the Hawks in what proved to be his only season at senior level with the club, but it was with Brisbane, where he moved in 1998, that his full potential was unleashed. Often playing in the same team as his twin brother Chris, he developed into formidably resolute on-baller with a penchant for keeping tight wraps on his opponent, who as often as not was one of the opposing team's pivotal performers.

When the Lions broke through for their inaugural premiership in 2001 courtesy of a 15.18 (108) to 12.10 (82) Grand Final defeat of Essendon, Scott was one of their handiest performers. He was also a significant contributor to the following year's Grand Final defeat of Collingwood, but a broken leg sustained in the last home and away match of 2002 tragically ruined his hopes of participating in a hat-trick of premiership victories. Injuries, indeed, were the major bugbear faced by Scott throughout his league career, and the chief reason that, when he retired late in the 2006 season, he had only played 168 AFL games in 10 seasons. All but 22 of those games came with Brisbane.

Scott was appointed coach of North Melbourne in 2010. While his brother Chris enjoyed immediate premiership success with Geelong in 2011, the Kangaroos' best efforts under Brad thus far have been Preliminary Final losses in 2014 and 2015. 

Author - John Devaney, with updates by Andrew Gigacz

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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