Bret Bailey

Image DOB: 22 January 1964

Debut: Round 6, 1984 against Geelong at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 20, 1989 against Sydney at MCG

Games: 80 (81 total)
Goals: 39
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From: St. Peters

Number: 24 1984 - 1989

Under 19's Premiership player - 1983
Reserves Premiership player - 1984

A solid and extremely competitive utility-defender recruited from St. Peters, East Bentleigh, Bailey first appeared on the senior list in 1982 before making his senior playing debut two seasons later.

He is most famous for kicking the winning goal in the 1987 Panasonic Cup Final after taking a handpass from Peter Giles. He'd spent most of the night on the bench with sore ribs but recovered to be in the right place at the right time.

Bailey joined the Cats in 1990 but played just one match and before the end of the year was in the VFA playing for Sandringham. Bailey would feature in 81 games with the Zebras and the '92 and '94 premierships before returning to them as an assistant coach from 2000 to 2003.

He also wore number 53 in 1983 Reserves games.

1984 1260
1985 820
1986 1020
1987 25204
1988 1660
1989 930


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