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Key Facts

Full name
Ian Bryant

Known as
Ian Bryant

Born
11 June 1942 (age 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 7d
Last game: 27y 80d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 37, 5

Ian Bryant

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1960-1969160210.1337%13.101.273.5432
Total1960-1969160210.1337%13.101.273.5432

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,173rd player to appear, 1,094th most games played, 3,557th most goals kickedFootscray: 481st player to appear, 55th most games played, 248th most goals kicked

...back pocket specialist. Plays his position to perfection and seldom has goals kicked against him.¹

For Footscray, the 1960s was a decade that opened with considerable promise, but ultimately produced only failure and disappointment. Throughout it all, one reliably constant feature was the form of Ian Bryant, a local product who made a total of 160 senior appearances for the club between 1960 and 1969. He was on a wing when the Bulldogs lost the 1961 VFL Grand Final to Hawthorn. He also played half a dozen interstate matches for the VFL, earning All Australian selection after helping the Big V to victory at the 1966 Hobart carnival. The 1966 season was a good one all round for Bryant as he polled well in the Brownlow Medal, ultimately finishing a creditable ninth.

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

1. “ANFC Championships Opening Day Programme”, 9/6/66, page 21.

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.