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Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

1985-1990
9

97CFC Games Played

371CFC Goals

Date of Birth
10 April 1962
Recruited From
Richmond
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1985
Height:
191cm
Weight:
91kg

Biography

Recruited from Mandurah, WA, Taylor was an instant hit at Richmond, but vied with Michael Roach for the full-forward position. There was a joke that the Richmond recruiting man was called Noah because he took two of everything – Roach and Taylor being the two full-forwards.

Taylor was bitterly disappointed to be left out of the 1982 Grand Final and from that moment there was speculation about his future at Punt Road.

He was cleared to Collingwood and became a Magpie hero.

Taylor topped Collingwood’s goalkicking every season from 1985-89 and, in 1986, kicked exactly 100 goals to win the John Coleman Medal as the League’s top goalscorer.

Taylor, who also topped Richmond’s goalkicking with 61 goals in 1984, left Collingwood to coach VFA club Prahran in 1991.

Taylor played once for Victoria in 1986.

Often temperamental, his antics were accepted when he was going well, but as knee problems slowed him down Taylor often became frustrated and cranky.

He had raised the ire of many people at Collingwood with his hard-hitting book on the behind-the-scenes story of Collingwood’s 1990 flag and later became a high profile television and radio commentator.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1985-1990 97 371 3 50%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1985 21 80 37 168 42 210 9

1985 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 7 1 10 3 13 9 View match >
Round 2 Geelong W 7 2 14 14 9 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 7 3 13 3 16 9 View match >
Round 4 Essendon L 1 4 4 8 9 View match >
Round 5 Sydney W 5 7 1 8 9 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 4 2 7 3 10 9 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy L 2 1 5 5 9 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 2 1 3 2 5 9 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs L 2 1 4 4 9 View match >
Round 11 Carlton L 4 1 6 6 9 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne L 1 1 5 3 8 9 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 2 2 5 2 7 9 View match >
Round 14 Melbourne W 3 6 12 1 13 9 View match >
Round 15 Essendon L 3 4 8 8 9 View match >
Round 16 Sydney W 12 2 15 15 9 View match >
Round 17 Richmond W 3 1 7 2 9 9 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy L 2 2 7 4 11 9 View match >
Round 19 Hawthorn L 1 3 8 3 11 9 View match >
Round 20 St Kilda W 3 5 2 7 9 View match >
Round 21 Western Bulldogs L 4 2 14 7 21 9 View match >
Round 22 Carlton L 5 2 9 2 11 9 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1986 20 100 63 192 36 228 9

1986 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 North Melbourne L 1 5 10 2 12 9 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 8 6 15 1 16 9 View match >
Round 5 Western Bulldogs L 4 3 8 2 10 9 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 5 3 11 3 14 9 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 3 6 10 1 11 9 View match >
Round 8 Hawthorn L 3 3 3 6 9 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 5 2 12 4 16 9 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 7 2 11 4 15 9 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy W 9 1 11 11 9 View match >
Round 12 Essendon W 5 6 11 1 12 9 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 2 2 3 2 5 9 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 9 3 12 1 13 9 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 7 2 12 1 13 9 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy W 4 2 7 7 9 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 6 2 9 2 11 9 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne L 6 5 14 3 17 9 View match >
Round 19 Carlton L 2 3 6 1 7 9 View match >
Round 20 Hawthorn L 5 3 10 1 11 9 View match >
Round 21 Richmond W 10 4 14 4 18 9 View match >
Round 22 St Kilda W 2 3 3 9 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1987 18 60 29 121 45 14 166 9

1987 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 2 2 7 2 9 9 View match >
Round 2 Carlton L 5 2 11 3 14 9 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn L 3 2 5 1 6 9 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 6 0 6 6 1 12 9 View match >
Round 5 Western Bulldogs W 4 0 4 3 2 7 9 View match >
Round 6 Brisbane W 4 2 11 4 15 9 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne L 3 3 9 2 2 11 9 View match >
Round 11 Geelong L 6 1 9 6 15 9 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 7 4 13 2 1 15 9 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne L 2 3 6 2 8 9 View match >
Round 14 Sydney L 1 1 2 2 9 View match >
Round 15 Carlton L 4 2 6 2 3 8 9 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 2 1 4 2 1 6 9 View match >
Round 17 Richmond L 4 2 6 3 9 9 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs L 2 2 2 4 9 View match >
Round 19 Brisbane W 2 3 7 3 1 10 9 View match >
Round 20 Melbourne L 2 1 8 2 10 9 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda L 1 5 3 5 9 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1988 21 73 38 136 37 10 173 9

1988 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Fitzroy W 1 1 6 6 9 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 7 2 12 2 14 9 View match >
Round 4 West Coast W 3 6 10 6 16 9 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 2 1 3 1 4 9 View match >
Round 6 Hawthorn L 2 5 2 7 9 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 5 0 5 1 6 9 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 8 2 11 11 9 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 4 3 8 1 1 9 9 View match >
Round 10 Melbourne L 1 2 7 1 2 8 9 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 3 5 5 10 9 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 1 1 1 2 9 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 2 2 4 1 5 9 View match >
Round 14 Carlton W 3 2 6 1 7 9 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy L 1 1 4 1 5 9 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne D 7 2 11 1 11 9 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 4 1 5 2 7 9 View match >
Round 19 Brisbane W 8 3 11 4 1 15 9 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 3 1 5 1 4 6 9 View match >
Round 21 West Coast L 1 1 2 2 9 View match >
Qualifying Final Carlton L 4 3 7 4 1 11 9 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 6 2 8 3 11 9 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1989 11 49 27 85 23 4 108 9

1989 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 5 3 10 1 1 11 9 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy L 3 4 4 9 View match >
Round 3 Brisbane W 3 4 8 3 1 11 9 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 9 6 15 1 16 9 View match >
Round 5 Sydney L 3 2 5 3 1 8 9 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 6 2 10 1 11 9 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 6 3 10 5 15 9 View match >
Round 9 Essendon L 3 5 9 2 1 11 9 View match >
Round 10 Geelong L 4 1 6 3 9 9 View match >
Round 11 West Coast W 2 2 3 5 9 View match >
Round 22 West Coast W 5 1 6 1 7 9 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1990 6 9 6 21 7 2 28 9

1990 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 West Coast L 2 1 3 1 1 4 9 View match >
Round 2 Carlton W 1 1 1 2 9 View match >
Round 7 Hawthorn L 1 1 2 9 View match >
Round 21 Fitzroy W 4 2 7 1 1 8 9 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 1 1 3 1 4 9 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast D 2 1 6 2 8 9 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 97 371 200 723 190 30 913
Avg/Game   3.82 2.06 7.45 1.96 0.31 9.41
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

866

Total AFL Games
140
Total AFL Goals
527
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1985
CFC Last Game
Qualifying Final, 1990
Recruited From
Richmond
Full Name
Brian Taylor
Nickname
Barge/BT

Awards

  • VFL/AFL Leading Goalkicker
    1986
  • All Australian
    1986
  • Life Members
    2010
  • x5
    Leading Goalkicker (Gordon Coventry Trophy)
    1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Best Clubman (Darren Millane Memorial Trophy)
    1986
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