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Ross Brewer

Ross Brewer

1979-1981
20

47 CFC Games Played

85 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
14 August 1953
Recruited From
Melbourne
Collingwood Debut
Round 14, 1979
Height:
188cm
Weight:
75kg

Biography

An extremely talented key forward from Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Centre, Brewer was a strong mark and a good kick.

He topped Melbourne’ s goalkicking in 1973, 1974 and 1977.

Always a Magpie fan because of his brother Ian’s connection, Brewer was happy to cross to the Magpies when the clubs were involved in the trading of Phil Carman.

He memorably kicked the winning goal for the Pies in the 1979 Semi-Final against Fitzroy and played in the losing Grand Final side that year.

He had his best year at Collingwood in 1980 kicking 44 goals before an injury late in the year sidelined him for the finals.

Brewer later starred at full forward with VFA club Sandringham at the end of his League career.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1979-1981 47 85 7 65%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1979 12 18 9 94 67 161 20

1979 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 14 St Kilda W 2 1 3 4 7 20 View match >
Round 15 North Melbourne L 3 2 9 7 16 20 View match >
Round 16 Western Bulldogs W 2 9 5 14 20 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 1 4 8 12 20 View match >
Round 18 Geelong L 1 7 8 15 20 View match >
Round 19 Sydney W 10 7 17 20 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 2 9 2 11 20 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 5 1 10 4 14 20 View match >
Qualifying Final North Melbourne L 7 7 14 20 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy W 2 10 12 20 View match >
Preliminary Final North Melbourne W 3 1 11 2 13 20 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 1 2 13 3 16 20 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1980 21 44 27 156 65 221 20

1980 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Carlton L 3 2 8 2 10 20 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne W 9 5 14 20 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn L 1 2 8 2 10 20 View match >
Round 4 Richmond L 10 5 15 20 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 10 4 14 20 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 9 8 17 20 View match >
Round 7 Sydney L 10 8 18 20 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy D 4 5 9 20 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 4 1 8 1 9 20 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs W 4 1 8 1 9 20 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 4 2 10 3 13 20 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 3 2 6 3 9 20 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 5 2 10 2 12 20 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 1 1 3 2 5 20 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 3 3 6 1 7 20 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn W 2 1 7 3 10 20 View match >
Round 17 St Kilda W 8 4 14 5 19 20 View match >
Round 18 Sydney W 1 4 7 7 20 View match >
Round 19 Fitzroy W 2 1 3 4 7 20 View match >
Round 20 Geelong L 2 1 4 4 20 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 1 2 1 3 20 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1981 14 23 8 69 31 100 20

1981 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 3 3 20 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 2 2 4 20 View match >
Round 8 Essendon L 6 3 9 20 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 4 6 2 8 20 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 3 6 1 7 20 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn L 3 1 11 9 20 20 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs W 4 9 1 10 20 View match >
Round 13 St Kilda W 4 3 10 2 12 20 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 1 1 1 20 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne W 1 1 3 3 20 View match >
Round 22 Fitzroy L 2 2 4 20 View match >
Semi Final Fitzroy W 3 2 11 3 14 20 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 1 2 3 5 20 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 0 0 0 20 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 47 85 44 319 163 482
Avg/Game   1.81 0.94 6.79 3.47 10.26
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

796

Total AFL Games
174
Total AFL Goals
289
CFC Debut
Round 14, 1979
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 1981
Recruited From
Melbourne
Full Name
Ross Brewer
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