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Key Facts

Full name
Brent Heaver

Known as
Brent Heaver

15 June 1971 (age 51)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 361d
Last game: 27y 76d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Carlton; Port Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 54, 38
Carlton: 55, 17
Port Adelaide: 12

Recruited from
Melbourne (1992); Carlton (1997)

Brent Heaver

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port AdelaideAFL1997-199816130.8144%6.502.441.440

AFL: 10,132nd player to appear, 2,623rd most games played, 776th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,116th player to appear, 746th most games played, 400th most goals kickedCarlton: 986th player to appear, 275th most games played, 83rd most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 11th player to appear, 138th most games played, 98th most goals kicked

After struggling to make his mark at Melbourne, where he played just a dozen games and booted the same number of goals in 1990-1 Brent Heaver was picked up by Carlton in the 1991 national draft.

Capable of playing either in the midfield or a forward pocket, where his keen goal sense came to the fore, Heaver enjoyed the most productive phase of his career with the Blues, playing 64 AFL games and kicking 106 goals between 1992 and 1996. A dip in form and effectiveness saw him restricted to just five appearances in 1995, which was a Carlton premiership year, but he seemed to be back on track the following year when he was a near ever-present. It was therefore something of a surprise when he was traded to a Port Adelaide team which was making its debut in the AFL in 1997. With his best clearly behind him, however, he failed to establish a regular place in the team and retired at the end of the 1998 season having added 16 games and 13 goals to his respective career tallies.

Author - John Devaney


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


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