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Key Facts

Full name
Bradley Wira

Known as
Brad Wira

Born
16 March 1972 (age 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 100d
Last game: 29y 169d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Fremantle; Western Bulldogs

Jumper numbers
Fremantle: 45, 29, 24
Western Bulldogs: 45, 24

Recruited from
Fremantle (1996); Western Bulldogs (1999)

Brad Wira

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FremantleAFL1995, 1999-200135140.4020%8.694.804.060
Western BulldogsAFL1996-19986140.0749%8.254.852.750
AFL1995-200196180.1939%8.414.833.230
Total1995-200196180.1939%8.414.833.230

AFL: 10,632nd player to appear, 2,490th most games played, 3,883rd most goals kickedFremantle: 38th player to appear, 127th most games played, 110th most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 860th player to appear, 219th most games played, 562nd most goals kicked

Brad Wira was a tough, gritty, workmanlike defender who peaked during his time with Footscray/Western Bulldogs where he played 61 AFL games and kicked four goals between 1996 and 1998. Prior to that he had played with Claremont, starting in 1992, as well as one AFL game with Fremantle in 1995.

Once his AFL career was over Wira returned to Western Australia, joining South Fremantle for the 1999 season. However, after playing just one game for the Bulldogs he returned to Claremont to round off his career. The last of his 122 games for the club was the losing grand final of 2004 against Subiaco. He kicked 42 goals. During the course of his career he played three times for Western Australia, including a state of origin clash with South Australia at Football Park in 1998.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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