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Key Facts

Full name
Gregory Smith

Known as
Greg Smith

25 March 1957 (age 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 32d
Last game: 29y 158d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; Collingwood; Central District

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 46, 8
Collingwood: 28

Recruited from
Sydney (1985); Collingwood (1987)

Greg Smith

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Central DistrictSANFL1987-1992100900.90

AFL: 9,158th player to appear, 1,749th most games played, 1,525th most goals kickedSydney: 1,084th player to appear, 154th most games played, 110th most goals kickedCollingwood: 864th player to appear, 454th most games played, 514th most goals kicked

Known as 'The Bionic Man' because of his apparent imperviousness to injuries, Greg Smith was recruited by South Melbourne from East Wagga and made his VFL debut in 1980. Tough, courageous, and hyper resilient, he went on to play 96 games and kick 64 goals for the Swans before crossing to Collingwood in 1985. While with the Magpies he added 31 games and seven goals in two seasons. His next port of call was Central District where he played exactly 100 SANFL games and booted 90 goals from 1987 to 1992. A firm favourite at Elizabeth, he won the Bulldogs' best and fairest award in 1988, and captained the club in his last two seasons.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion


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