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Key Facts

Full name
Brent Grgic

Known as
Brent Grgic

Born
8 October 1979 (age 43)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 271d
Last game: 23y 222d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 93 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Geelong

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 48, 4
Geelong: 25

Recruited from
Melbourne (2002)

Brent Grgic

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneAFL1997-200177290.3845%6.954.003.341
GeelongAFL2002-20031330.2323%5.623.003.460
AFL1997-200390320.3642%6.763.863.361
Total1997-200390320.3642%6.763.863.361

AFL: 10,814th player to appear, 2,645th most games played, 2,823rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,182nd player to appear, 225th most games played, 241st most goals kickedGeelong: 981st player to appear, 647th most games played, 629th most goals kicked

Boasting obvious talent, but lacking consistency, Brent Grgic never quite managed to produce the breakout season he threatened. Nevertheless, he certainly produced some good football with Melbourne in a variety of roles over the course of a 77 game, 29 goal career from 1997 to 2001. A highlight, apart from the result, was playing in the 2000 grand final clash with Essendon. At the outset of his career it was mooted that he might be capable of stepping into the shoes of recently retired Demons champion Gary Lyon, but implicit comparisons of this sort are seldom helpful.

In 2002 Grgic moved to Geelong, where he had earlier played under 18s football, but in the main he found the going tough, and after scratching out 13 appearances and three goals over two seasons he was de-listed. Ironically, his best performance for the Cats probably came in a match against his former club, Melbourne, in 2002, the same season that saw him play in Geelong’s VFL premiership-winning team.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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