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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Needle

Known as
Brian Needle

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
East Fremantle

Brian Needle

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
East FremantleWAFL1972-1979, 1981-1983152810.53
Total1972-1979, 1981-1983152810.53

East Fremantle's Attadale recruit Brian Needle may not have been in the very top bracket as a footballer but he provided dependable service for over a decade. Of fairly solid build at 188 cm and 89 kg, he could play in a variety of positions, with some of his best football coming in his very last season when he was shifted to the goalfront. He played a total of 152 senior games and kicked 79 goals for East Fremantle between 1972 and 1979 and from 1981 to 1983 (he missed the entire 1980 season with a leg injury). He would have to be considered rather unfortunate in that his club played in three Grand Finals during the course of his career, winning two and losing one, but Needle was only selected for the loss against Perth in 1977.

Author - John Devaney


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