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Glenn Lovett

Image DOB: 23 July 1969

Debut: Round 12, 1987 against Sydney at MCG
Last Game: Round 3, 1999 against Geelong at Kardinia Park

From: Melbourne High School Old Boys

Number: 51 1987, 6 1989-1999

Honours
Best and Fairest - 1992
Victorian state player - 1993
150 Heroes selection
Life Member - 1996

Games: 127
Goals: 74
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
5307441.73

A lifelong Demons fan, Lovett was recruited to the Melbourne Under 19's in 1986 and played Teal Cup - with a taste of reserve grade - before making his senior debut in 1987.

He might have been a Sydney player, growing up in their residential zone, but ignored invitations to join their junior squads. VFL rules were then altered to make unlisted players free agents who could go wherever they liked, and he chose the Demons.

Lovett played two games in 1987 before missing the entire 1988 season. 1989 saw him add just five more games to his tally. Lovett finally cemented his spot in the side in 1991 playing as a wingman and half-back, but his bad run with injuries continued when he suffered a broken arm.

The next two years were his best year for the club. He won the 1992 Best and Fairest and finished second in 1993. That year the tough on-baller with silky skills won Victorian selection and finished 2nd in The Age's Footballer of the Year behind Garry Hocking.

After seemingly putting his injuries behind him, Lovett played only 11 games in 1994 because of back and hamstring injuries which caused him to miss the entire pre-season and more than half of his club's matches. He managed 18, 15 and 14 over the next three seasons but by then the Demons were a spent force.

After battling hamstring injuries which kept him to one game each in 1998 and 1999 Lovett retired midway through the '99 season.

In 2013 Lovett was President - Global Strategy at European company Repucom.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1987 210
1988 500
1989 1030
1990 1030
1991 1273
1992 18125
1993 20198
1994 11116
1995 18133
1996 1541
1997 1432
1998 100
1999 110


Media
The Age - 15/04/1998
"The Demon" - April 1998

Links
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Created by telko. Last Modification: Thursday 05 November 2015 22:11:19 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 21)

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