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Key Facts

Full name
John Dudley Annear

Known as
John Annear

17 June 1961 (age 62)

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

Senior clubs
Claremont; Collingwood; Richmond; West Coast; South Fremantle

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 2
Richmond: 5
West Coast: 16, 2

Recruited from
Kambalda (1978); Claremont (1981); Collingwood (1984); Richmond (1987); West Coast (1991)

State of origin

John Annear

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
West CoastV/AFL1987-199058400.6943%13.787.093.5511
South FremantleWASFL19911850.28
WASFL1978-1980, 199180530.66

AFL: 9,267th player to appear, 1,042nd most games played, 972nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 817th player to appear, 379th most games played, 260th most goals kickedRichmond: 855th player to appear, 248th most games played, 171st most goals kickedWest Coast: 1st player to appear, 100th 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


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