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Key Facts

Full name
Brett Lovett

Known as
Brett Lovett

Born
20 May 1966 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 39d
Last game: 31y 81d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 50, 17

Family links
Garry Lyon (Brother-in-law)

Brett Lovett

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1986-1997235480.2051%10.867.633.9245
Total1986-1997235480.2051%10.867.633.9245

AFL: 9,725th player to appear, 350th most games played, 2,079th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,084th player to appear, 11th most games played, 155th most goals kicked

Hawthorn recruited Brett Lovett from Inverloch but he only managed to play reserve football (more than 60 games) before being released to Melbourne. As often seems to happen, the new surroundings brought out the best in him, and he rapidly developed into one of the most accomplished and consistent half backs in the VFL. Combining first rate defensive instincts with excellent disposal skills and a calm, unflustered temperament, he was one of the key contributors to the Demons' emergence as a league power during the late 1980s.

Between 1986 and 1997 Lovett played a total of 235 senior games and kicked 48 goals. He also represented Victoria half a dozen times. When Melbourne lost the 1988 VFL Grand Final to Hawthorn by 96 points Lovett was one of the few Demons players entitled to hold his head up after the game, in which he was arguably his team's most noteworthy performer.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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