Brett Backwell

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 Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 899
  • GFC League Debut: Round 1, 2003
  • Glenelg 20032009
    • 112 games
    • 97 goals
  • Fos Williams Medal SANFL Vs WAFL (2003)
  • SANFL Magarey Medallist (2006)
  • John H Ellers Best & Fairest winner (2006)
  • Elsie Gleghorn Players' Player Award (2006)
  • Snout's Louts Player of the Year (2005, 2006)
  • SANFL State Team (2003,2005-2006, 2008)
 Other Career Highlights
  • Carlton (AFL 1999-2001) 18 games, 12 goals
    • J.J Liston Trophy winner (VFL, Carlton Reserves, 2001)
  • West Adelaide FC (2002)

* Stats current to end of 2009


  • Born: 18 May 1980
  • Height: 173 cm
  • Weight: 74 kg
  • Recruited from: Northern Eagles (QAFL)
  • Previous Clubs:
Carlton (AFL 1999-2001)
West Adelaide FC (2002)

Guernsey Number: 2

Nickname: Mouse


Brett Backwell became Glenelg's first Magarey Medallist for 24 years after having a troublesome finger amputated prior to the 2006 season, and going on the David Letterman Show in the USA. Mouse polled 26 votes, 9 more that his nearest rival.

Mouse moved to the SANFL (West Adelaide) in 2002, after being delisted by Carlton despite showing promise and winning the Liston Trophy as the best & fairest in 2001 (Carlton Reserves). In his debut SANFL season he finished 4th in the Magarey Medal.

In 2003 he moved to Glenelg, he made the State side the same year and also in 2005–2006, included the 2003 win over Western Australia, earning him the Fos Williams Medal for a best-on-ground performance. He continued to play with Glenelg until 2009. In seven seasons for the Tigers, Backwell played more than 150 games.

Backwell spent the 2009/10 summer playing in the Northern Territory Football League for Waratah; as a result of playing for Waratah instead of participating in Glenelg's preseason, Backwell was sacked by his SANFL club. He sat out the 2010 SANFL season, then returned in 2011 for North Adelaide.

See also

1. Gallery pictures

2. Backwell interviewed on the David Letterman show.


1. Glenelg Football Club

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