Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Brian Beers

Known as
Brian Beers

31 January 1939 (age 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 92d
Last game: 25y 99d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 7, 20
Fitzroy: 12

Recruited from
Collingwood (1962)

Family links
Tony Beers (Son)Mark Beers (Son)

Brian Beers

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,920th player to appear, 3,041st most games played, 1,261st most goals kickedCollingwood: 605th player to appear, 306th most games played, 119th most goals kickedFitzroy: 781st player to appear, 469th most games played, 300th most goals kicked

Brian Beers was a champion schoolboy footballer who took the by no means well worn track to the VFL, where he played for both Collingwood and Fitzroy. He commenced with the Magpies in 1958 and crowned his debut season in the best way imaginable by helping his team to an upset grand final defeat of Melbourne, to which he contributed a couple of goals. Playing mainly on a half forward flank, he registered 72 goals in his 60 VFL games for Collingwood. He crossed to Fitzroy in 1962 and, over the course of a three season stint, added a final 19 games and 14 goals to his respective career tallies.

Away from football Beers was an excellent tennis player and later became the general manager of Tennis Victoria. His sons Mark and Tony both also played for Collingwood.

Author - John Devaney


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