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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Woodman

Known as
Brian Woodman

10 October 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 300d
Last game: 27y 173d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 50, 10

Brian Woodman

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1972-1978104460.4429%10.355.502.3111

AFL: 8,505th player to appear, 2,289th most games played, 2,147th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 1,007th player to appear, 131st most games played, 160th most goals kicked

Brian Woodman commenced his VFL career with South Melbourne as a wingman before developing into one of the league's finest back pocket specialists. He joined the Swans from Federal League club Springvale, and made his VFL debut in 1972. Allying excellent judgement skills with plenty of pace he afforded great rebound and was difficult to beat one on one. His distribution skills, particularly his kicking, were also first rate. In seven seasons with South he played a total of 104 senior games and kicked 46 goals. He was sometimes touted as a likely state selection but never made the cut.

Author - John Devaney


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