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Key Facts

Full name
Rupert Brownlees

Known as
Rupe Brownlees

Born
26 April 1888

Died
2 February 1960 (aged 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 6d
Last game: 31y 140d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 3, 9, 22

Family links
Tom Brownlees (Brother)

Rupe Brownlees

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1908-1909, 1911-1915, 191910040.0444%0
Total1908-1909, 1911-1915, 191910040.0444%0

AFL: 1,326th player to appear, 2,368th most games played, 6,436th most goals kickedGeelong: 170th player to appear, 170th most games played, 539th most goals kicked

The older of two talented footballing brothers who both played for Geelong, 'Rupe' Brownlees was a powerful, team-oriented player who was equally effective as a follower or across half back. His career was severely curtailed by the Great War, but he still managed 100 league games in 1908-9, from 1911 to 1915, and in 1919. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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