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Harry Brereton

DOB: 13 June 1887
Died: 31 December 1950

Debut: Round 1, 1909 against Richmond at Punt Road
Last MFC Game: Semi Final 1915 against Carlton at MCG

Games: 85 (102 total)
Goals: 187 (239 total)
Career Statistics (external link)

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
3924445.88

From: Port Melbourne

Number: 2 1912, 7 1915

Honours
Leading Goalkicker - 1909, 1911, 1912
Life Member - 1944

Recruited from Port where he had played 36 games between 1907 and 1908, Brereton became one of the best VFL forwards of his era. His seventh league match saw him boot nine goals against Geelong, and he managed 34 in total after playing every game for the year. Brereton rapidly became known as one the best place kicks of his generation.

He only managed 18 in 17 games in 1910, but returned to top the Redleg goal tally in 1911 with 46, including five of his side's six in the round 12 victory over Essendon in 7 degree temperatures. In 1912 he led the league goalkicking with 56 and represented the VFL against a Ballarat League team before missing both the 1913 and 1914 seasons.

Returning in 1915 he teamed up with University recruit Roy Park and kicked 33 goals for the year to help fire his side into their first finals series in over a decade. The club were then forced to withdraw from the VFL due to World War I.

Despite the Redlegs resuming league football in 1919, Brereton was cleared to join South Melbourne in May of that year and returned to league football with the Swans in round 11 of that year. He played three seasons for them, missing 1921 and returning in 1922 only to fill in during an injury crisis.

Brereton was also a keen cricketer and was secretary of the Victorian Cricket Association for 25 years until his death after a long illness.

YearGamesGoals
1909 1834
1910 1718
1911 1746
1912 1756
1915 1633

Lists
South Melbourne

Media
The Argus (external link) - 29/04/1909

Links
Full Points Footy profile (external link)
Wikipedia profile (external link)


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