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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Eugene Kann

Known as
Brian Kann

21 July 1933

21 May 2019 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 361d
Last game: 25y 362d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 22

Brian Kann

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 6,492nd player to appear, 3,908th most games played, 11,817th most goals kickedHawthorn: 452nd player to appear, 248th most games played, 857th most goals kicked

Brian Kann worked his way up through the ranks at Hawthorn before making his senior league debut in 1954. A steady and solid defender, he went on to play 57 VFL games for the Hawks without scoring a goal. Towards the end of his time in the VFL he played mainly seconds football, and indeed in 1958 and 1959 he skippered the seconds to successive premierships.

In 1960 Kann crossed to Moorabbin in the VFA whom he helped to qualify for that season’s finals, although they bowed out at the first hurdle against Yarraville. 

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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