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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Mynott

Known as
Brian Mynott

Born
29 January 1944 (age 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 164d
Last game: 31y 213d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 18, 2

Brian Mynott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1964-1975210750.3660%7.412.192.2811
Total1964-1975210750.3660%7.412.192.2811

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,625th player to appear, 535th most games played, 1,433rd most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,108th player to appear, 25th most games played, 85th most goals kicked

Gutsy and determined, Bryan Mynott might not have been the most skilful of footballers but there were few more resolute or hard working. After a grounding in the seconds he made his senior debut in 1964 and by the time he retired in 1975 had played 210 VFL games and kicked 75 goals. As a ruckman he played second fiddle to Carl Ditterich for much of his career but came into his own during the 1966 finals when ‘Big Carl’ was suspended. In the Saints’ grand final victory over Collingwood he was one of the best players on view. Very much an old scholl kind of ruckman he revelled in physical contact and you could guarantee that his direct opponent would come off the ground with plenty of bruises. At the same time he was also supremely capable of finding his rovers with the deftest of taps.

After retiring as a player Mynott served as St Kilda’s chairman of selectors for a time as well as on the club’s committee. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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