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Key Facts

Full name
Brett Allison

Known as
Brett Allison

26 May 1968 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 312d
Last game: 32y 16d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Australia; Sydney

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 33
Sydney: 15

Recruited from
North Melbourne (2000)

Family links
Tom Allison (Father)Bob Bosustow (Uncle)Peter Bosustow (Cousin)

Brett Allison

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1987-19992192761.2657%8.374.131.9232

AFL: 9,799th player to appear, 396th most games played, 214th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 777th player to appear, 29th most games played, 17th most goals kickedSydney: 1,301st player to appear, 859th most games played, 506th most goals kicked

A dangerous middle-sized player, Brett Allison has taken many double storey marks in the line of duty...¹

One of the best crumbing forwards of his era, Brett Allison enjoyed the perhaps unique distinction during his career of playing interstate or representative football for five different teams: his home territory of the ACT, Victoria, New South Wales, New South Wales-ACT combined, and the Allies. Between 1987 and 1999 he was a key member of a North Melbourne/Kangaroos side that came to have few equals, winning premierships in 1996 and 1999, and a pre- season flag in 1995. Brett Allison played in all three of these premiership- winning combinations.

Equally capable of both the spectacular and the honest and straightforward, Allison was almost certainly one of the first names entered on the Kangas team sheet every weekend throughout coach Denis Pagan’s reign. He topped the club’s goal kicking list with 43 goals in 1997, and ran third in the best and fairest voting the same year.

At the end of the 1999 season, having played 219 games in a blue and white jumper, he was released by the Kangaroos and picked up at number 70 in the national draft by Sydney. However, he failed to sparkle in his new surroundings, and retired at the close of a 2000 season which had brought his final tally of AFL games to 228; he also booted 285 goals, a large proportion of them as a result of expert scouting of packs in and around the goal square.

Author - John Devaney


1. 1995 Select AFL card number 44.


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