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3 October 1958 (age 64)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 222d
Last game: 33y 359d
Height and weight
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 77 kg
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AFL: 8,999th player to appear, 439th most games played, 506th most goals kickedGeelong: 787th player to appear, 30th most games played, 44th most goals kicked
Neville Bruns gave Geelong 223 games of wonderful service between 1978 and 1992, including the 1989 and 1992 Grand Finals, and kicked 174 goals. He had great pace, and used it to great advantage as a rover, wingman and half-back throughout his career. He polled 33 Brownlow across his 14-year career, with a highest season tally of nine in 1989.
Though he deserves to be remembered for his great playing career, he is probably best known as the player that Leigh Matthews infamously king hit in 1985, an act that resulted in the police becoming involved and Matthews being temporarily deregistered as a player.
Author - Andrew Gigacz