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Key Facts

Full name
Bryan Beinke

Known as
Bryan Beinke

5 August 1975 (age 47)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 241d
Last game: 27y 47d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs
Port Adelaide Magpies; Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Adelaide: 25

Recruited from
Port Adelaide Magpies (1999)

Bryan Beinke

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port Adelaide MagpiesSANFL1993-20031071691.58

AFL: 10,951st player to appear, 4,907th most games played, 2,326th most goals kickedAdelaide: 101st player to appear, 119th most games played, 62nd most goals kicked

Bryan Beinke was a strong marking forward who somewhat perversely felt that his hands were too small to enable him to mark well. His 107 SANFL games for Port Adelaide from 1993 to 1996 and 1998 to 2003 saw him register 169 goals, and included participation in the premiership-winning teams of 1996, 1998 and 1999. He spent the 1997 season playing reserves football for North Melbourne but he was not retained by the club. Between 1999 and 2002 his SANFL career ran in tandem with a 38 game, 42 goal stint in the AFL with Adelaide.

Arguably the highlight of Brian Beinke's career was his form in 1998 when he won Port's best and fairest award and was also the club's top goal kicker, feats which presumably persuaded the Crows to draft him.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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