Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Brian Turner

Known as
Brian Turner

19 December 1933 (age 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 122d
Last game: 27y 250d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 30, 10
North Melbourne: 34

Recruited from
Collingwood (1959)

Brian Turner

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1952, 1954-195738110.2958%2
North MelbourneV/AFL1959-19614300.0035%4
V/AFL1952, 1954-1957, 1959-196181110.1446%6
Total1952, 1954-1957, 1959-196181110.1446%6

AFL: 6,190th player to appear, 2,972nd most games played, 4,822nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 546th player to appear, 409th most games played, 418th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 505th player to appear, 305th most games played, 942nd most goals kicked

A utility who played mostly in the backlines, Brian Turner was a serviceable player for Collingwood without ever quite managing to nail down a regular spot in the side. In 1952 and from 1954 to 1957 he played 38 VFL games and scored 11 goals. In 1959 he joined North Melbourne where he saw rather more senior team action, making 43 appearances over three seasons without registering a goal. His brother Ken was a noteworthy Collingwood player in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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