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Key Facts

Full name
Bryan Wood

Known as
Bryan Wood

3 April 1954 (age 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 40d
Last game: 32y 67d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 37, 16
Essendon: 2

Recruited from
Richmond (1983)

Bryan Wood

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,467th player to appear, 252nd most games played, 1,090th most goals kickedRichmond: 745th player to appear, 27th most games played, 89th most goals kickedEssendon: 903rd player to appear, 374th most games played, 408th most goals kicked

A tough, tenacious and pacy wingman who used the ball extremely well, Bryan Wood was a key component in the great Richmond sides of the 1970s and early 1980s. He was a member of Tiger premiership teams in 1973-4 and 1980. Originally from Blackburn, Wood was close to the complete package, and lost little if anything in comparison to other great wingmen of his era, such as Keith Greig of North Melbourne and Melbourne's Robbie Flower.

After 209 VFL games and 85 goals with Richmond between 1972 and 1982, Wood joined his former team mate Kevin Sheedy at Essendon where he was a more than handy performer in a further 44 games (for 12 goals) over the next four seasons. In 1985, aged 31, he was on a wing as the Bombers trounced Hawthorn in the Grand Final. Bryan Wood played for Victoria on two occasions, a total that would undoubtedly have been much higher had he not been vying with so many other top quality wingmen in the VFL at the time.

Author - John Devaney


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