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Greg Healy

Image DOB: 16 September 1965

Debut: Round 6, 1984 against Geelong at MCG
Last Game: Round 9, 1993 against West Coast at MCG

From: Edithvale-Aspendale

Number: 33 1984-1993

Honours
Captain - 1988 - 1990
Best and Fairest - 1986
Leading Goalkicker - 1986
Morrish Medal - 1983
Grand Final player - 1988
Night Premiership player - 1987, 1989
Under 19's Premiership player - 1983
Reserves Premiership Player - 1993
Life Member - 1993
MFC Hall of Fame - 2008

Games: 141
Goals: 167
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
6917148.93

Having won the Morrish Medal for best player in the Under 19's, Healy debuted in the seniors two years after brother Gerald. He was a narrow second in the 1984 Best First Year Player award, but rapidly became a fixture in the Demons side.

At the end of 1985, Healy's brother had taken the big money on offer in Sydney and moved to the Swans. Greg had offers to join his brother or to move to Carlton but decided to stay. Healy went on to win the Best and Fairest and sign a two year contract extension at the end of 1986.

Made a vice-captain for 1987, "Sugar" Healy was promoted to captain after the retirement Robert Flower at the end of that year. He was just 22-years-old, but steered his side to the Grand Final in his first year.

After playing his 100th game in 1989, the 1990 season was a disappointment for Healy after he suffered a pre-season achilles injury. He gave up the captaincy to Garry Lyon at the end of that year and played out his last three seasons in the Demons midfield. A serious knee injury suffered in Round 3, 1991 destroyed his season after three games and by the time he returned in 1992 he'd lost a yard of pace. After playing the first nine games of 1993, Healy was dropped to the reserves. He played in the seconds premiership but was delisted at the end of the year.

In 1997 Healy was an MFC director and served until resigning in September 1999.

In recent years, he has been employed as the CEO of the Australian arm of surfwear manufacturer Quiksilver. He returned to the club as Football Director in 2012 and resigned from his post in October 2013.

A third Healy brother, Matthew played Under 19's in 1987.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1984 16251
1985 770
1986 17351
1987 23290
1988 22133
1989 21241
1990 13110
1991 340
1992 1190
1993 8100
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 2, 1987 Striking Not Guilty


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Directors
Family

Media
"Demons star Healy may join Carlton" - The Age 08/10/1986
"Healy stays a Demon" - The Age 30/10/1986
"Healy to lead the Demons" - The Age 03/02/1988
"A bad break puts a star rover out for a season" - Canberra Times 09/04/1991
Canberra Times - 21/08/1991
"Who your AFL club delisted" - The Age 19/10/1993

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