Michael Brennan
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DOB
19/1/1965
Height
187 cm
Weight
92 kg
Junior club
Arrived
Foundation signing in 1986
Number
Debut
Round 1 1987 vs Richmond
(4th Eagles player)
Games
179
Goals
20
Honours
Premiership medals (1992, 1994)
Best Clubman (1995)
Team 20 selection (2006)
B&F Top 10
6 (1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)
Best Finish
3rd (1990)
Last app.
Semi Final 1995 vs North Melbourne
Departed
Retired at the end of the 1995 season
Other clubs
East Fremantle (WAFL) 1985-1995

A dour and reliable defender from East Fremantle, Monkey Brennan was a mainstay at fullback during the Eagles’ formative years alongside John Worsfold and Guy McKenna.

West Coast career[edit | edit source]

An inaugural squad member, Brennan served as Worsfold’s vice captain during the early 1990s. He was there for all of West Coast’s big moments: the inaugural win over Richmond, the lost Grand Final in 1991, the breakthrough premiership victory in 1992 and the follow-up in 1994.

Brennan retired following the 1995 season. At the time, his 179 games was a club record. He was honoured by being selected at full-back in the West Coast Team of the Decade in 1996 and in a back pocket alongside premiership teammate Ashley McIntosh in Team 20 in 2006.

Post VFL/AFL career[edit | edit source]

Brennan works as a mortgage broker. In 2011 he was named as the club's number 1 ticket-holder. At the same time his son Jacob joined the playing squad as the first “true” father-son selection in West Coast history (though others such as McIntosh and Ben Cousins were selected based on their father’s WAFL careers).

Stats[edit | edit source]

AFL Gm G B K M H D T WAFL Gm G
1987 21 3 5 192 52 49 241 19 EF 0
1988 18 1 4 136 44 52 188 18 1 0
1989 16 2 4 148 48 52 200 212 0
1990 25 3 1 167 57 94 261 23 0
1991 24 3 0 175 55 61 236 21 0
1992 16 3 2 90 25 52 142 17 1 2
1993 20 1 1 167 61 75 242 33 1 0
1994 23 2 1 144 67 62 206 22 0
1995 16 2 1 101 41 48 149 12 0
Tot 179 20 19 1320 450 545 1865 177
Avg 0.1 7.4 2.5 3.0 10.4 1.0

Links[edit | edit source]

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/M/Michael_Brennan.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brennan_(footballer)

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/1801

http://waflfootyfacts.net/player/stats.php?PlayerID=679

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