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Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Mark Dreher

Known as
Mark Dreher

Born
27 March 1961 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 144d
Last game: 21y 140d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; West Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 55, 11

Recruited from
Collingwood (1983)

Mark Dreher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1979-19821500.0033%7.471.331.530
West AdelaideSANFL1983-19878540.05
Total1979-198710040.04

AFL: 9,115th player to appear, 7,243rd most games played, 12,501st most goals kickedCollingwood: 799th player to appear, 628th most games played, 1,115th most goals kicked

Mark Dreher was a talented defender whose first four senior games for Collingwood were all during the 1979 finals series. Unfortunately for him, he was dropped for the Magpies’ fifth finals game, the grand final, and replaced by Stan Magro, who was returning from suspension.

Dreher only played nine more games for Collingwood in what was an injury-affected, four season stint. In 1983 he transferred to West Adelaide and was at centre half back in that season’s SANFL grand final, in which the Bloods downed Sturt. His Westies career saw him play a total of 85 senior games over five seasons.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; The Complete Book of SANFL Records 2004 edition by Dion Hayman

Footnotes

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