John Dudley Annear
17 June 1961 (age 61)
Radiographer, Sports Physiotherapist
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 347d
Last game: 28y 349d
Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 80 kg
State of origin
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 9,267th player to appear, 1,019th most games played, 957th most goals kickedCollingwood: 817th player to appear, 376th most games played, 257th most goals kickedRichmond: 855th player to appear, 246th most games played, 169th most goals kickedWest Coast: 1st player to appear, 97th most games played, 76th most goals kicked
After a season with GNFL club Kambalda, John Annear joined Claremont in 1978, and immediately impressed as a dashing, determined footballer who played with plenty of energy and pluck. After 62 games in three seasons with the Tigers he was lured to the VFL by Collingwood, where he played 43 games from 1981 to 1983 without really doing himself justice. He moved to Richmond in 1984, and promptly started producing the most vibrantly effective football of his career, finishing second in the club's 1984 best and fairest count, and earning his state of origin debut for Western Australia the following year.
When West Coast entered the VFL in 1987 Annear was enticed back home to assume a leadership role with the fledgling club. From 1987 to 1990 he added 58 games for the Eagles to the 65 he had played during his time at Richmond. He rounded off his career with 18 WAFL games for South Fremantle in 1991.
Author - John Devaney