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Key Facts

Full name
Dean Brogan

Known as
Dean Brogan

14 December 1978 (age 44)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 164d
Last game: 34y 254d

Height and weight
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 94 kg

Senior clubs
Port Adelaide; Greater Western Sydney

Jumper numbers
Port Adelaide: 42, 20
Greater Western Sydney: 10, 50

Recruited from
Port Adelaide (2012)

Dean Brogan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port AdelaideAFL2001-2011174500.2957%4.916.723.9519
Greater Western SydneyAFL2012-20131930.1611%5.954.843.470

AFL: 11,136th player to appear, 705th most games played, 1,944th most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 60th player to appear, 16th most games played, 49th most goals kickedGreater Western Sydney: 25th player to appear, 63rd most games played, 70th most goals kicked

Dean Brogan played 193 AFL games, 174 with Port Adelaide and 19 with GWS, between 2001 and 2013.

Playing with the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL, Brogan was part of the 1998 side that won the NBL championship. He then played with the Newcastle Falcons before deciding to give up basketball to focus on Australian rules.

Known as a solid ruckman, Brogan was signed by Port Adelaide and made his AFL debut in 2001. Under coach Mark Williams the Power became just that in the AFL and qualified for their first ever AFL Grand Final in 2004 where defeated three time defending champions the Brisbane Lions to win the 2004 Premiership in front of 77,671 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. As the teams starting ruckman Brogan became the first sportsman to win titles in both the NBL and AFL.

With the recurrent injuries and subsequent retirement of Matthew Primus between 2003 and 2005, Brogan's fine work in tandem with fellow Power and 2006 and 2007 All-Australian ruckman Brendon Lade continued to form an integral part of Port's hopes in the 2009 season before Lade's retirement at seasons end. Brogan went on to win the Showdown medal in Round 6, 2009 for his best on ground effort against the Adelaide Crows in Showdown XXVI. He was named as vice-captain of the club in the lead up to the 2010 season.

In June 2011, at the age of 32, Brogan announced he would retire from AFL football at the conclusion of the 2011 season. However, he later decided against retirement and was traded to the new expansion club, Greater Western Sydney Football, where he played 19 games in two seasons before retiring for good.



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