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10 September 1972 (age 50)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 198d
Last game: 26y 359d
Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Woodville West Torrens; Geelong; Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide: 3
Woodville West Torrens (1994); Geelong (1997)
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
|Woodville West Torrens||SANFL||1992-1993, 1998-1999||36||31||0.86||—||—||—||—||—|
AFL: 10,469th player to appear, 1,758th most games played, 1,010th most goals kickedGeelong: 919th player to appear, 248th most games played, 103rd most goals kickedPort Adelaide: 2nd player to appear, 89th most games played, 67th most goals kicked
After playing in Minyip's 1991 Wimmera Football League premiership team Shayne Breuer was contacted by Woodville West Torrens and invited to have a run with the club., He got on well and was added to the list but a horror run with injuries restricted his appearances and made him consider hanging up his boots. However, he persevered, and went on to enjoy a stellar 1993 season culminating in a starring role in the Eagles' grand final trouncing of Norwood. It was the first of three successive grand final appearances for Breuer, but those of 1994 and 1995 were with Geelong, and both ended in defeat.
As far as Shayne Breuer himself was concerned the challenge of AFL football was something he confronted head on, initially at least with some success. His form in 1995 was particularly good and he was regarded at the time as one of the league's foremost midfielders, but the following season saw a slight dip in his performance level, and he ended up being traded to Port Adelaide who would be taking their bows in the AFL in 1997. Breuer's fortunes with the Power mirrored those of his time with the Cats in that he began superbly before suffering a drop off in form. In three seasons with Port he played 54 games and kicked 29 goals to add to the 71 games and 77 goals registered with Geelong. The SANFL phase of his career had seen him play 36 games for the Eagles whilst booting 31 goals.
After departing the AFL scene Shayne Breuer returned to football in 2006 as captain and joint coach of Kalkee in the Horsham District League. He later served as non-playing coach of Horsham Saints whom he steered to Wimmera Football League premierships in 2015 and 2016.
Author - John Devaney