Dean Bailey

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 Career Highlights
  • GFC League Player Number: 762
  • GFC League Debut: Foundation Cup, 1993
  • Glenelg 19931996
    • 61 games
    • 18 goals
  • Best and Fairest 1995
 Other Career Highlights
  • Essendon (AFL 1986-1989/1991-1992, 53 games, 19 goals)
  • Development Coach Essendon 1996 - 2001
  • Assistant Coach Port Adelaide 2002 - 2007
  • Coach Melbourne 2008 - 2011
Dean Bailey - coaching Melbourne 2010


  • Born: 18 Jan 1967
  • Height: 179 cm
  • Weight: 78 kg
  • Recruited from: Essendon (VFL)
  • Previous Clubs: Essendon
  • GFC League Debut: 1993

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Dean Bailey played 53 games for Essendon, mainly as a centreman, before joining the Tigers for a 3 year stint. He won the Glenelg Best and Fairest award in 1995.

After retiring as a player he became a development coach at the Essendon Football Club and helped the club to their 2000 premiership.

He joined the Port Adelaide Football Club in 2002 as an assistant coach, a position he held in their 2004 premiership season.

At the end of the 2007 season, he was appointed as the new senior coach of the Melbourne Football Club for the 2008 season, a position he held for four seasons. He then moved back to Adelaide as an assistant coach.

Dean Bailey died from cancer in 2014. The coaches' box in the grandstand at Glenelg Oval is named in his honour.

Dean Bailey is the father of Darcy Bailey.


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