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Key Facts

Full name
Mark Browning

Known as
Mark Browning

Born
30 November 1956 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 147d
Last game: 30y 287d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; Hobart

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 43, 11

Family links
Keith Browning (Father)

Mark Browning

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SydneyV/AFL1975-19872511380.5543%13.595.002.8936
HobartTFL1988-1991
Total1975-19912511380.55

AFL: 8,734th player to appear, 259th most games played, 718th most goals kickedSydney: 1,024th player to appear, 10th most games played, 47th most goals kicked

Originally from Beverly Hills, Mark Browning was recruited by South Melbourne, and made his VFL debut in 1975. He was a tremendously versatile performer who gave the Swans great service in 251 games over thirteen seasons, winning a club best and fairest award in 1983. Browning was a regular Victorian representative who always gave good value because of his ability to play equally well in a variety of positions. He was the Swans' captain for part of the 1984 season and the whole of 1985. In 1988 he joined Hobart as captain-coach, winning the club's best and fairest award in his first season. Two years later he led the side to a 19.16 (130) to 10.12 (72) TFL Grand Final defeat of North Launceston. His great all-round contribution to the Hobart Football Club was later recognised with his inclusion in its official 'Greatest Team 1947 to 2002'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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