Brian Wright

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 Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 365
  • GFC League Debut: Round 13, 1950
  • Glenelg 19501957
    • 111 games
    • 57 goals
  • Best and Fairest 1950, 1957
  • Represented South Australia 3 times


* Stats current to end of 1957

Brian Wright

Biographical

  • Born: 1930 (?)
  • Height: 183 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
  • Recruited from:
  • Previous Club:
  • GFC League Debut: 1950

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Career

Described by Jeff Pash as boasting "the capacity to amaze, with that tenacious mark - the hands that somehow get there and won't let go", Brian Wright was without doubt one of the finest Glenelg players of the 1950s. Playing primarily as a half back, Wright was a dual best and fairest player, and winner in 1957 of the prestigious News-Ampol Trophy. Wright played a total of 111 SANFL games and booted 57 goals for the Tigers between 1950 and 1957. He also represented South Australia 3 times.

In addition to his strong and elegant marking, Wright was safe and sure at ground level, and one of the longest kicks in the competition. He was one of the favourites for the 1957 Magarey Medal but finished well down the field with just 9 votes, 16 behind winner Ron Benton of West Adelaide

References

1. Pride of the Bay

2. Full Points Footy

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