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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Leys

Known as
Brian Leys

7 February 1968 (age 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 90d
Last game: 26y 188d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 94 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Port Adelaide Magpies

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 54, 26

Recruited from
Richmond (1995)

Brian Leys

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port Adelaide MagpiesSANFL1995-1996, 1998-1999, 20028690.10
Total1988-1996, 1998-1999, 2002196280.14

AFL: 9,945th player to appear, 2,131st most games played, 3,776th most goals kickedRichmond: 910th player to appear, 129th most games played, 303rd most goals kicked

Brian Leys was a strongly built, robust, straight ahead kind of defender who repeatedly backed his judgement to good effect. He began with Hawthorn, where he captained the club’s thirds team in 1987, but he failed to make a senior appearance. Richmond, however, offered him a lifeline and he proved a solid acquisition in 110 V/AFL games from 1988 to 1995. The 1995 season found him at Port Adelaide, where he capped a fine first campaign with participation in the Magpies’ grand final defeat of Central District. Leys went on to amass 86 SANFL appearances for Port, which included another three premiership triumphs in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He spent the 1997 season playing in the VFL for Frankston, including the losing grand final clash with Sandringham.

Author - John Devaney


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