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Key Facts

Full name
Gregory Wells

Known as
Greg Wells

6 June 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 71d
Last game: 32y 20d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 50, 11
Carlton: 1

Recruited from
Melbourne (1980)

Greg Wells

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,205th player to appear, 184th most games played, 234th most goals kickedMelbourne: 885th player to appear, 16th most games played, 17th most goals kickedCarlton: 885th player to appear, 366th most games played, 275th most goals kicked

A supremely talented on-baller or centreman, Greg Wells joined Melbourne from Bentleigh and served the club with distinction in 224 VFL games, kicking 251 goals, between 1969 and 1980. Chunkily built, courageous and resilient, he won Demons' best and fairest awards in 1971 and 1976, and topped the club's goal-kicking list in 1975 with 32 goals. He was Melbourne's captain in 1977 and 1978.

Midway through the 1980 season, without being given any advance warning, Wells was unceremoniously cleared to Carlton, with the Demons benefiting to the then unprecedented tune of $200,000. Wells spent two and a half seasons with the Blues, during which time he played 43 games and kicked 24 goals. He was centreman in Carlton's 12.20 (92) to 10.12 (72) Grand Final victory over Collingwood in 1981. Greg Wells was chosen to represent Victoria in the interstate arena five times. He played for and captained Moorabbin in the VFA in 1983 and then retired.

Author - John Devaney


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