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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Brown

Known as
Brian Brown

27 September 1957 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 196d
Last game: 24y 307d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 2
Essendon: 13

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1982)

Family links
Jonathan Brown (Son)Billy Picken (Brother-in-law)

Brian Brown

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1976-1979, 19815130.0641%11.143.782.614
V/AFL1976-1979, 1981-19825330.0642%10.873.792.574
Total1976-1979, 1981-19825330.0642%10.873.792.574

AFL: 8,808th player to appear, 4,113th most games played, 7,319th most goals kickedFitzroy: 930th player to appear, 248th most games played, 575th most goals kickedEssendon: 893rd player to appear, 1,057th most games played, 1,148th most goals kicked

Brian Brown was a dependable defender who struggled with injury for much of his 51 game stint with Fitzroy from 1976 to 1979 and in 1981. The fact that he exceeded 50 games with the Roys though would come to be significant a couple of decades later as it enabled the Brisbane Lions to draft his son Jonathan, who would go on to be a bona fide champion, under the father-son rule.

In 1982 Brian Brown crossed to Essendon but only managed a couple of appearances for the year. He spent the 1983 season playing for VFA first division side Coburg (four games, six goals), before rounding off his playing career with Colac in the Hampden League, where he won a competition best and fairest award in 1987.

Author - John Devaney


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