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Key Facts

Full name
Brett Heady

Known as
Brett Heady

Born
4 January 1970 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 106d
Last game: 29y 83d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
West Coast

Jumper numbers
West Coast: 39, 1

Brett Heady

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West CoastAFL1990-19991562371.5263%10.944.014.4221
Total1990-19991562371.5263%10.944.014.4221

AFL: 10,108th player to appear, 1,206th most games played, 302nd most goals kickedWest Coast: 60th player to appear, 43rd most games played, 9th most goals kicked

Brett Heady was a dynamic, hard hitting, high leaping half forward flanker who could also be deployed as a 'pinch hitting' on-baller, often to telling effect. A Subiaco Football Club product, he was taken by West Coast at pick 92 in the 1989 National Draft, and made his AFL debut the following year. He was a member of Eagles premiership teams in 1992 and 1994.In the '92 grand final against Geelong he had a decisive impact after being moved into midfield early in the third quarter, helping to tip the balance in the Eagles' favour. 

Never the sort of player to pick up swathes of best and fairest votes or achieve All Australian selection Heady was nevertheless a vital player to his club, although later in his career his effectiveness was undermined by injury. Between 1990 and 1999 he played 156 AFL games and kicked 237 goals. He also played 3 times for Western Australia.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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